Originally Posted by elcreative
Not necessarily, remember VHS vs Betamax vs Philips (and Philips 2000) when the worst system won the mass market through clever advertising tied to content domination...
The "worst" *system*? By whose standards?
VHS was multi-vendor from the beginning, Beta was Sony proprietary until it was too late. VHS's recording length was better suited to the way people used the product. VHS Players were cheaper. It had more movies available for purchase and rental.
The Myth of Beta superiority has been debunked repeatedly but like the villain in bad slasher flicks, it keeps coming back...
Satisfying customers instead of pundits is no crime.