Mostly they have made pretty good equipment but occasionally, with things like Minidisc, boy, could they pull a boner and call it a flowering rose.
a flowering rose. It's hardly Sony's fault that Americans have no sense of smell.
It sounded like shit. About the only thing Sony did right with Minidisc was their success with it in the professional market. It was a great replacement for units that used cheap tape drives, like radio station cart machines.