When it came to the Xbox, the befuddling feedback continued. “We were told we couldn’t call it the Xbox because X is the letter of death,” Fries remembers. “We were told we couldn’t make it black because black is the colour of death. I was like, isn’t the PlayStation black? Rules that apply to you as an outsider don’t necessarily apply to insider products.”
A very long but amazing reading. From Wesley Yin-Poole at Eurogamer: Why Xbox failed in Japan.
I’ve seen it in many places around the web and I can’t figure out the original creator. Sorry about that…
The Telegraph (the UK newspaper) has an article on European start-ups and compares them to the US-based ones. But are they really lazy? Or is the European mentality something that differentiates us from them? Are the VCs or the entrepreneurs here in Europe so conservative?
Tom Foremski: IMHO Blog RSS | ZDNet
via Lazy European startups?.