Stories by Ian Lamont

Bad signs for Blu-ray abound

In this month's issue of Wired magazine, Sony and Microsoft splurged on a full-page insert that includes a Blu-ray DVD. The disc is the "director's cut" of Coma, a seven-part noir-esque crime thriller. On the back of the insert, there's a plug for Vista and the Sony Vaio. I don't know how much this is costing Sony and its partners, but it can't be cheap -- <a href="http://www.condenastmediakit.com/wir/circulation.cfm">Wired's paid circulation is 706,494</a>, and <a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/080820/law062.html?.v=101">this press release</a> indicates that other magazines may be involved.