"In the broadband age the TV will replace the PC as the center
of online entertainment, running on a Linux-based platform for
connected home electronics devices, Sony President and Chief
Operating Officer Kunitake Ando said Thursday.
"'The television is being reborn as an always-on and interactive
device a?| as the center of broadband entertainment,' Ando said in
a keynote address at the opening of the annual Consumer Electronics
Show here. 'The first 50 years of color television were only the
"Ando called for industry cooperation in consumer electronics as
well as technology to make the broadband revolution happen,
otherwise all might miss the boat. Last month, Sony of Tokyo and
Matsushita Electric Industrial, better known by its Panasonic
brand, announced they had begun joint development of a version of
the Linux operating system for digital consumer electronics
devices. Japan's top two players also secured basic support from a
number of other major consumer electronics makers..."