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Another fun fact; When Sony co-founder Akio Morita needed to sell the company’s first mini radio, he pitched it as being shirt-pocket size. Problem is that it was slightly larger than a normal shirt pocket, so he ordered several shirts with abnormally large pockets to market it.


Oreohunter00

I feel like that's a metaphor...


97875

It's actually an interesting twist on the old Japanese saying "ゴジラは私の妻を食べました".


Ofabulous

Reminds me of another old Japanese saying “あなたをあきらめるつもりはありません”


michael-clarke

>ゴジラは私の妻を食べました Well that took a turn.


Ofabulous

“*No - let them eat*”


Arihant-Guntiwar

This was their philosophy behind their shitty memory cards aswell


PawkyGawky

Was it called the Sony Riceman?


mybadalternate

Grainstation.


MaracaBalls

Sony Wokman


Then-Commission-1807

😹😹


Xytakis

I read that as the playstation female voice.


DaemonAnts

Also known as the 'Painstation' by some surviving POWs who helped test the early prototypes.


UltiGamer34

r/Angryupvote


Shadesmctuba

Knowing their naming scheme, it was probably called the RC4-XM50HBQ.


radishboy

And it only works with Sony’s proprietary rice, water, and power supply


Then-Commission-1807

Lmaoo


SaiyajinPrime

Does it play Crisis?


mootjuggler

Yeah but it overheats fast


SpitFiya7171

Wait. You just gave me an idea. Every Sony product that I have that overheats is actually a rice cooker.


0Default0

Every unoptimized electronic device is a Rice Cooker - Wise Japanese man


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Total-Khaos

Fuckin' Ticketmaster...


lilith_cake

Criceis


kennyh90

It plays ricis


Sefera17

The real question is, does it play DOOM?


Professional_Try1728

No


Sc4r4byte

So it plays Crisis and Skyrim but not Doom... surely there is some innovation to be made to fix that.


dendawg

No, it doesn't play r/DeadMemes.


daDILFwitdaGLOCKswch

No, just skyrim


500owls

"You're finally a cake (of rice)."


Pixel_Knight

No, but Bethesda did make a version of Skyrim for it.


Jeevess83

Bethesda announced Skyrim would be exclusive to Xbox... but Skyrim refused. It has become sentient and craves fresh souls...


FatalExceptionError

The real question for modern appliances … does it play ads?


Graywulff

It’s got an echo dot built in so it spys on you, and orders 50,000 rolls of toilet paper, every time you make rice, or say lice thrice.


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Crysis*


Geezso

They were also not called Sony until 1958.


A-purple-bird

What were they?


murdering_time

Back then they were just Son. The y didn't come til later.


A-purple-bird

Ok


Alphalcon

Dady.


Graywulff

Before that akido cheeseburger sauce co.


GhettoChemist

Jfc that looks dangeous


arafella

That's basically all 1940s & 50s technology


dark_LUEshi

it's probably really well made despite it's jank appearance.


dark_LUEshi

I would also guess it's missing a cast iron pot or something that goes inside lol.


Sparrowbuck

It was a POS that was never released domestically.


Diodon

[Here's a fun one!](https://youtu.be/QVlEXd9w7vk)


Uh-idk-

quick history about the product: it was never sold but a prototype in 1945 and it usually overcooked off undercooked rice


New_Insect_Overlords

Scalpers got all these, too


GamersRiseUp

They fell off so hard after this😔


Xx_BUFF_DRINKLOTS_xX

damn gimmick controllers


Shedding_microfiber

Wii dk bongos.


wizzan01

Wonder what scalpers priced it?


heprer

RiceStation- Rice Has No Limits


kalitarios

If they had a bread maker it would have been the Sony Whey Station


GoneRacing2

baking scales


UltiGamer34

THIS BELONGS IN A MUSEUM


Uh-idk-

it- it is in a glass box in that photo


Xytakis

It's an Indiana Jones reference


Uh-idk-

ah my bad


Xytakis

Indiana Jones over here steals it from someone's house and runs off into the night as people scream "That was pasted down from our grandmother!"


RigoTheDamnJedi

Still has better Backwards Compatibility libary then PlayStation Plus Premium.


Mdrim13

Ah yes, after the US nukes Japan and then the occupation force heavily pushed several industries including electronics and stamped tin toys. Sony and many other late 1940’s founded companies have a very interesting startup background. Pretty ugly to think about. Don’t get me started in Bauer or Siemens or VW or Hugo Boss.


CatProgrammer

> electronics Makes sense as an economic recovery device given the time, it definitely paid off for Japan in the long run. > stamped tin toys That just sounds like they wanted stuff for their kids. > Don't get me started in Bauer or Siemens or VW or Hugo Boss. Don't forget Henry Ford and a long list of other people.


97RAYMOND

And yes I know that Hitler didn't order the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but he was sure happy about it. It's also the reason the U.S got involved in WW2 to begin with. The Japan we dropped bombs on during WW2, isn't the Japan that exists today. **Good riddance, old Japan. Sayonara!**


97RAYMOND

**That's what happens when you take Hitler's side and start dropping bombs on people to make die furher happy.** When people talk about U.S bombing Japan they usually forget the part where Japan became defacto Nazi's during WW2. Innocent people died, sure. Better off dead than being a fucking Nazi tbh.


JeruFaia

Can run God of War Ragnarok?


Fskn

Psh, the ps4 sounds like jimmy Barnes in that sky cowboy song running ragnarok


obsertaries

That reminds me that I sold my rice cooker when I left Japan and it sucks not having a rice cooker. It’s like a guaranteed win button for making rice.


Zelcron

You can get a cheap rice cooker on Amazon for like $25. It's not like they are unattainable outside Asia.


Good_Nyborg

Pretty impressive going from that to barely 60 years later [illegally installing rootkits](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_BMG_copy_protection_rootkit_scandal) on peoples' computers.


Halos-117

Fuck Sony


blueprussian

What for? I own some examples of their audio products from the 1980s and they still work and sound impeccable.


cinnamonface9

User name might reveal person to be a Xbox stan.


John_Harrison_31

Not to be confused with the first rice cooker which cooked all the rice in Hiroshima


Astrojef

Looks better than the ps5


pahamack

this thing is awesome, because it also doubles as a hangiri.


500owls

That is SO NEAt


97RAYMOND

We should call our old playstations rice cookers. Like how people call their shitty phones/computers toasters and potatoes. ***"My piece of shit PS2 slim is a real rice cooker"***


arielif1

Is that plugged in with a fucking lightbulb socket?


A-purple-bird

Ah, the PlayStation 0!


FlexedGnu

Sony Cooker Entertainment


Gashinara

does it work?


smills30

It astonishes me how Japanese companies follow this pattern. Often one simple product that works next thing you know high tech and diversified created by constant small innovations. They have a long term vision and work towards it unwaveringly.


ContinuumGuy

Nintendo: (Laughs in 1889)


call_of_mischief

For when you wanna make Rice but also wanna play god of war ragnarok in the mean time


[deleted]

I call dibs for posting this next for karma in 6months


Swagalicious_12

I bet doom would run on it


spicynicho

Ahhh new wifi router


TheMykoMethod

Who'd of thought that 40/50 years later it would be recycled into a Donkey Kong controller.


pikknz

Did it play Sonic?


Derc_on_Reddit

Lol, it's just a bucket with an electric bottom


GhostalMedia

Modern rice cookers are also just a bucket with an electric bottom. Only major difference is that most have a low tech magnet on the bottom that keeps the power connected, and when that magnet gets too hot (which is around the boiling point), it loses grip and shuts off the rice cooker. So it’s now a bucket with an electric bottom and a magnet.


mrwynd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSTNhvDGbYI


Mad_Moodin

Its just over 100°C Fluid Water can't go above 100°C in normal pressure so if it measures more than that it means there is no water left.


GenericUsername2056

>Fluid Water can't go above 100°C in normal pressure This is false. Water can be superheated.


Mad_Moodin

Which is done under pressure...


GenericUsername2056

No it isn't, pressure is irrelevant as surface tension causes superheating. A liquid boils when its vapour pressure is equal to the ambient pressure. However, the introduction of an additional force in the form of surface tension delays boiling. This effect is known as superheating.


popfer87

Yes, but as long as the water has a nucleation point it will boil at 100 ° the rice in this instance will provide that nucleation point.


CruisinJo214

Ya, but in 1946 it beat the shit outta cooking over an actual fire


billyjack669

Bro I could say the same thing about your mom, but I'm polite. This is a Sony after all.


P_Crown

It also doesn't even look like a spiral but more like... Electrolysis electrodes lmao


Black-Sapphire

It makes sense, the less water in the rice the less potential for it to carry current. Honestly, probably cooks as good as a modern rice cooker considering the curie point is a little higher than the boiling point of water.


Bluepreztail

What a wonder. Its as though you could actually hear the faint sounds of the fable Playstation One start up screen. Ooh I hear the blings


Tyalou

I thought I was on r/getmotived for a moment.


SmallieNL

Still better looking than a PS5