the world did not start 110 years ago...BUT the majority of inovations and ideas DID happen in the mid 1800's, to the early 1900's...most things electrical , mechanical...previous to the great era of invention, mostly farming and merely survial, then the great thinkers in Germany, and the rest of Europe, things happened very quickly, and in the U.S.....checkout the facts, about what TRUE inovations and discoverys have come from companys like Philips, GE, Siemens...and some of the amazing thinkers they had in their employe. Nobody has yet come up with any Sony inventions. Yet off the top of my head several are very obvious from Philips. Laser Optical recording (laserdisce), Compact Fluorescent lamp,devloped tri-band phosphor, for much improved color rendering lamps, Sodium Lamp(SOX), Comb Filter for tv's,CCD devices,Fluke Scope Meter(Fluke and PTMI were partners in test and measuring products, till Fluke took it all over) Infra Red remote control, RC5 standard used by most brands, Shadow mask CRT, Delta Modulation, ..the list is impressive..Siemens is the worlds largest installed base of turbine electric generators, without which Playstations don't work....GE is up there with turbines...Name a Sony invention, any thing please...pretty hard to come up with any, for such an important company, it sure is disapointing...the world did not begin with Playstations, but it may be it's downfall....TiVo by Philips is another of the slickest products yet developed. Notasony.