OK, folks, I'm just really amazed that this needs to be said,
but here it goes: nobody wants Sony minidiscs. They're useless little
slabs of plastic and thin film. It's a stupid and proprietary
storage medium and they just suck.
Whoever is the SENIOR EXTRA VICE PRESIDENT in charge of MINIDISC TECHNOLOGY
should just commit really gruesome ritual suicide right NOW. On the STREETS of
TOKYO in BROAD DAYLIGHT. JESUS FUCK, man! d00d, it's just going NOWHERE. Despite
the fact that you are buying kajillions of dollars worth of American radio and
TV airtime for your dumb and frankly annoying minidisc commercials I have NEVER
seen a real live human being handling a fucking Sony minidisc.
I'm not just some bumblefuck from East Nowhere, Ioway, either. I live in the
FUCKING SILICON JUNGLE of SAN FRANCISCO where folks with JAGUARS buy useless
Japanese technology ALL THE FUCKING TIME just to show that they're big digerati
and shit and that they have way too much money. Or where folks with tape on
their glasses buy stuff in bins just to take it apart and see how it works. Or,
conversely, where bad kids in cafes use their E profits to buy magic amulets to
show that they're big ol' cyberpunks or whatever.
I guess what I'm saying is that I know the DILETTANTES, the HOBBYISTS and the
TRUE BELIEVERS and not ONE of these early adopter groups thinks your minidisc
technology is worth a GOOD GODDAMN. I have NEVER SEEN a MINIDISC, man. NEVER.
I got to admit that I admired your sticktuitiveness at first. How long have you
had these little pieces of crap going, like 8-9 years, right? And NOBODY BUYS
THEM. But you keep having COMMERCIALS and ads in
W I R E D that say, like, "INTRODUCING the Sony
minidisc." Like it's not the SAME FUCKING MINIDISC that you introduced in 1997
and 1994. Jesus! Just GIVE IT UP. You're EMBARASSING YOURSELVES.
It's just IMPOSSIBLE to get this idea through to you people, though, isn't it?
You kept up that FARCE of BETAMAX for, like, 15 years or something. That one
was just DUMB. After 1982 NOBODY HAD A BETAMAX, but they kept stocking beta
tapes in the video stores for god knows what reasons. I personally think it was
PRESSURE from the YAKUZA, but that's just me.
It's OK to make a mistake, Sony. Everyone makes mistakes. The thing is to
realize your mistakes and move on, not to DRAG your HUMILIATING STUPID IDIOTIC
IDEA around for YEARS AND YEARS out in the open where everyone can see, like
some kind of DROOLING PARASITIC TWIN attached at the TORSO. It's just GROSS.
QUIT IT. Sell all your back stock to the Korean military, take it as a loss on
your books, and drop the FUCKING SUBJECT already. Christ!