In a surprising move, Sony executives called a press conference today and announced that Sony and other licensees would abandon the Blu-ray disc format. According to the Sony spokesperson, "After considerable thought, we've decided that we cannot continue with Blu-ray.
One silver lining to the economic crisis, if there is one, is that we get bizarre new vocabulary. For example, Jimmy Carter brought us the fun new word, "stagflation." Now, we have another fun new word, "staycation."
It’s easy to get blinded by all the i-this or i-that bling. Blu-ray is cool and that steals lots of headlines. And it’s easy to oogle the latest big-screen whatever. But let’s not forget that good, old-fashioned radio is still chugging along.
According to the folks over at TVPredictions.com — whose jobs are, apparently, to predict things about TV — the February 17 switchover to digital TV will be the best thing to ever happen to American society since the inventi