Sony’s Top Guy Dead

Back in the 80′s and 90′s when Sony was running the world and Apple was just a joke, Norio Ohga was running Sony as their president and then later chairman.  The AP has said, “the flamboyant music connoisseur steered his work through his love of music.  Shattering the stereotype of the staid Japanese executive, the debonair Ohga was never shy, his hair neatly slicked back, his boisterous manner exuding the fiery yet naive air of an artist.  His persona added a touch of glamour to Sony’s image at a time when Japan had global ambitions.”  Wow, now that is what I want people to say when I die.

He was not only the man behind getting CDs to replace record albums but the man behind buying Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion.  Also as Sony Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Howard Stringer said, “it is no exaggeration to attribute Sony’s evolution beyond audio and video products into music, movies and game, and subsequent transformation into a global entertainment leader to Ohga-san’s foresight and vision.”

I am truely saddened by this.  My love affair with Sony is so strong.  So many of my best memories have been with Sony products.  Where do I begin?  Do I talk of getting a Walkman for the first time, or the countless TVs, the VCR’s, the Walkman CD players, the day I got a PSP, how about the day I got the PS3 or how about all of the Walkman Cell Phones I have owned.  Thank you Norio Ohga for improving the quality of my life by bringing me so much happiness with all of your stylish products.

Farhan Latif writes exclusively for CloudFantasy. Email him here

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