I don't agree with all of this comments, but he is mostly on target.
He's summed up Sony's "ok try this, nope not working that well... let's try this, nope not working let's do this now" shotgun approach to the camera market.
Sony had a wonderful opportunity with A Mount, they had the resources to really push the system and develop it over the years. And Thom's right about lenses and the system, this is where Sony fell down badly (they misfired on A mount bodies too, but the system was part of the problem) Rather than concentrate their efforts into A mount, they ended up taking some oddball diversions and splitting their resources too thinly. End result having left A Mount users rather unhappy and pondering if they have a future at all, even APS-C E mount users seem to have taken a backseat to their FF push on E mount.
A poor General who splits his forces; the battle always ends in defeat (proven time and time again). Likewise in the camera market by changing positions and priorities too frequently has left Sony with a weak attack on other makers who have been more consistent and reliable (Canikon)
It's hard to disagree with what he says at least on that part, because it's basically a fair reflection of what Sony have been doing.
I know I've been a Sony critic for some time, but you can surely see the mistakes that have been made (and in some cases continue to be made)
Take this for example the recent DPR Fuji interview:http://www.dpreview.com/articles/598818 ... innovating
When was the last time Sony ever demonstrated they were even slightly concerned or in tune with their current customers?
They still have a £1700 FF SLT on the market without fixing the flash delay problem!
Sony are not a customer geared company, they are obsessed with trying to get new ones..but unable to look after the ones they have already. That's not a recipe for long term success in my books. Be honest now bar someone having a bag of old Minolta AF lenses, would most of us honestly recommend Sony and A Mount to someone? I'd find it pretty hard, even more so with the recent lack of activity and pondering on if there will even be an A mount in a few years time.