Sony showed no remorse for all the problems caused by their "copy protection" software and only responded at all when the internet became filled with stories of CDs that wouldn't play on computers and the software that caused other computers to crash. Sony finally came up with a very lame settlement offer that required the company to give thousands of free CDs to various libraries (CDs that had been sitting largely unwanted in warehouses for months or years) and to replace the encrypted CDs that the company had foisted on its customers.
So the news that Sony Italy has been providing Italian school kids with fake book covers in which to hide their game players doesn't really surprise me at all.
This really tickled us here at Pocket-lint.co.uk, although we are taking it with a pinch of salt.Indeed.
Apparently Sony Italy has been providing Italian schools kids with sham books that allow them to play their PSPs secretly behind the cover.
The title is Dante's "The Divine Comedy" and even includes the "Cliff Notes" version of the book, so PSP slackers can bluff basic info should they be called on to do so.
A fine example of corporate responsibility…
Maybe I'm losing my sense of humor but this just strikes me as another example of the irresponsible way that Sony markets its products...just another reason that my personal Sony boycott will continue. (I still feel bad about giving Sony my money for the eReader, so don't rub it in.)