Thursday, January 26, 2006

Did you have to kill them, Sony?

Today we mourn the passing of two good friends. Yes, their lives were short, but they filled our hearts with laughter and joy. Ok, so I didn't personally have a few thousand dollars lying around to buy either one, but does that diminish what we had? Sony has announced that it is discontinuing its robot production. No more Aibo. No more Qrio. And the ironic thing about this is that it comes on the heels of a recent study showing that robot pets can have many of the same stress-relieving effects as real pets. I think a moment of silence would be appropriate here.

Sony killed AIBO and QRIO? - Engadget

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