Sony CEO Accuses Steve Jobs Of Being Greedy
from the pots-and-kettles dept
Speaking on a recent panel, Sony CEO Howard Stringer lashed out at Steve Jobs, calling him greedy and accusing him of wanting a world where only he gets to make money. Considering the relative performance of Sony and Apple of late, Stringer's frustration is understandable, though his specific charges are pretty rich. Sony, of course, is legendary in its insistence on using closed, proprietary technologies, whose only purpose is to keep customers locked in. Talk about wanting to be the only company making money. Of course, this strategy has badly backfired, as it usually just keeps customers away. Ultimately, every company wants to make as much money as it can, something that Apple's been quite good at. But Stringer's comments suggest he feels entitled to some cut of the action, even if Sony hasn't done anything to deserve it. Thinking you deserve something for doing nothing -- now that's what's really greedy.