July 16, 2006

100% Of Nothing

Venomous Kate put it perfectly when she linked the story in one of her asides:

Yet another Sony proprietary tech looks ready to bite the dust. Will they ever learn?
One of the commenters to the core story noted that Sony had already made this mistake 15 times. I hadn't been aware of most of them, but the saga of Beta in the home videotape should have been enough to teach them the lesson. The Beta recording format has significant technical strengths compared to VHS (I know film buffs who cling to it and it is still used on different tape for professional applications) and could have ruled the market if sold correctly. The Sony Corporation could have had 30% of the market for their own and a pittance of royalty from the rest. Instead they are currently keeping all of the profits from the sale of no Beta home video products.

Posted by triticale at July 16, 2006 09:41 AM | TrackBack
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