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Old 12-03-2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Enderle - "Blu-ray Is Sony's Iraq" - WTH!?

Enderle - "Blu-ray Is Sony's Iraq" - WTH!?

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Z...eek-60557.html

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...As expected, HD DVD sold very well and continues to show very good numbers during the holiday buying season. In looking back at the amount of pain this thing has caused Sony, I couldn't help but compare it to the U.S. and Iraq.

Think about it -- if Donald Rumsfeld, then the Secretary of Defense, had gone to George Bush and said, "Hey, we need to invade Iraq and the result will be I'll lose my job, most of the generals and advisers you currently have will resign or lose their jobs, you'll kill more U.S. soldiers than any president in near-term U.S. history, you'll lose Congress to the Democrats, you'll almost assure Hillary Clinton will be your successor, you'll restart the Cold War, you'll devalue the U.S. dollar to the lowest level in recent history, you'll go down in history as probably the dumbest U.S. president ever, and you'll be locked into an incredibly expensive battle you won't either be able to leave or win," you'd have to believe that George would have said no.

And not just no, but "hell no, no way, noppers, negatory, not doing it, get the hell out of my office and don't come back."

Now look at Blu-ray. Since bringing it out, Sony has trashed its PlayStation division, had to downsize a number of top executives including the guy that was credited with creating the PlayStation's success in the first place. The company's financial performance has largely dropped into the toilet and it has had to sell off parts of the company to Toshiba, the company behind the other format. Key studios have abandoned it, some of which have gaming properties that probably now won't go to PlayStation. Sony has nearly assured that whatever country gets the next media format, it won't be Japan and probably will be China, it will be constantly reminded of the Betamax mistake, Nintendo is No. 1 in the gaming segment, and it'll be locked into a battle it can neither win nor exit from. You'd have to believe that the guy making the proposal would be chased by ninjas out of the office and his ending wouldn't have been a good one.

Oh, and one other similarity: If you point out that the Iraq war was brain-dead stupid, you are seen as a terrorist sympathizer; if you point out that Blu-ray was brain-dead stupid, you are portrayed as being on Toshiba or Microsoft's payroll. I still don't get the Microsoft thing, since neither it nor Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) seems to care that much one way or the other now, and both are focused more on downloads. It gives me a lot of empathy for the kid in the Emperor-has-no-clothes Fairy Tale.
This guy has now officially taken his comments too far. This guy is very deserving of the flame he'll be receiving in a few seconds.

Ridiculous. I don't know what else to say. Ridiculous.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:54 PM   #2
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Wow. The dude is just ****ing stupid. I mean seriously ****ing stupid.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:55 PM   #3
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if you point out that Blu-ray was brain-dead stupid, you are portrayed as being on Toshiba or Microsoft's payroll.
Indeed.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:55 PM   #4
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Does this guy live in an alternate universe? Wow.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:55 PM   #5
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I expect nothing less from a hack like Enderle.

And since we're on the Iraq war comparison.. much like Bush, Enderele thinks HD DVD is winnable.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:55 PM   #6
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I've not once ever called for this, but he needs to be fired.

Unless he writes as a sideline, in which case he needs to stop being published.

He crossed the line.

Ask Marines how they'd feel having the plight of HD-DVD compared side by side with them dying.

Utter moron.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:57 PM   #7
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Wow. The dude is just ****ing stupid. I mean seriously ****ing stupid.
But seriously, how stupid do you think this guy is?
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:58 PM   #8
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he doesn't say where he gets his facts from. ... wow
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:58 PM   #9
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They allowed that to be published on the Internet?? Amazing...
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:00 PM   #10
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I'm not even read that BS article. It'll just make my blood boil.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:01 PM   #11
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either the guy has been reading too much HDDVD FUD or he's an HDDVDr himself


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Old 12-03-2007, 05:05 PM   #12
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Stupidest guy everrrrrr!!!!!!
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:05 PM   #13
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I just don't even know what to say about that... So I'll quote what comes closest to my thoughts:

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Wow. The dude is just ****ing stupid. I mean seriously ****ing stupid.
Exactly HOW MUCH is Microsoft paying Enderle?!
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:06 PM   #14
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He does this all the time. He is very pro-micro$oft and pro-HD DVD. He is not giving a balance or a fair report and i have already complained on the forums about this guy many times.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:06 PM   #15
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That freaking dude needs to get his ass canned. How dare he compare dead soldiers to HD-DVD. I really hope this guy gets fired for his remarks which are completely un-called for. That website has no respect for people in the military.
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Someone was only saying yesterday they wondered what his spin would be.

I guess his credibility is now well and truely shot!

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if you point out that Blu-ray was brain-dead stupid, you are portrayed as being on Toshiba or Microsoft's payroll.
I guess he had to get that in.

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Old 12-03-2007, 05:07 PM   #17
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Oh, and one other similarity: If you point out that the Iraq war was brain-dead stupid, you are seen as a terrorist sympathizer; if you point out that Blu-ray was brain-dead stupid, you are portrayed as being on Toshiba or Microsoft's payroll.
Feeling some heat Rob?

I don't see a denial there. Well played though.

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Old 12-03-2007, 05:07 PM   #19
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I really like how a guy can compare the suffering of so many people to Sony's Blu-ray problem. Real classy comparison.

Dude is a washed up douche bag working in a dead-end net publication. To Mr. Enderle, I salute you for achieving mediocrity and grabbing that middle-class slice of the American dream; it only required that you draw a sensational comparison that degrades people's suffering.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:12 PM   #20
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loving the fact you can't leave comments anymore. Nice.
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