Stop the presses.
Maybe it was Sony's new year's resolution to say, "I'm sorry." We don't know, but Sony, you are so seriously getting back on the right track. First you start supporting MP3s in your digital audio players, then you're about (slowly) increasingly more affordable prices, then you're murmuring about opening up UMD (we won't hold our breath). And now you're allowing Ken Kutaragi (aka "The Father of PlayStation", and prez of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.) to just come out and fess up to everything we've seen going wrong with Sony in the last decade: the total lack of cooperation between Sony divisions, Sony's entertainment division dictating the direction of Sony's electronics divisions, and their overarching obsession with having control of consumer standards (all of which are directly correlated to an internal fight over content rights, of course—we touched on this before with an insider at Sony).