I have been thinking of this topic for some time. I am a happy owner of the old Phat PS3 Model. At one time, I use to do a fair amount of gaming on my computers. So when Sony marketed the PlayStation 3 product, it was cool to see a machine that did:
First you go unethical by forcing users (stating security concerns) to upgrade to a newer firmware. And then, you don't even do a good QA on the firmware you release. It clearly looks you were in a hurry to strip off the "Other OS" feature.
Purchased a Sony DSC-M1 recently.
Man, proprietary stuffs are real costly. The storage device alone (1 GB) costs $200.
But in total the camera is good to have. It’s compact, 5.1 Megapixel lens and blah blah blah.
For an ignorant photographer like me, having a smart digital camera helps capture moments in good pictures to save them for future.