Originally Posted by kilohertz53
Sony learns very slowly. They invariably back a losing proprietary format or DRM scheme (Betamax, ATRAC, MemoryStick, BeBB, and BluRay). Then they gradually come around to doing things the way the rest of the world does.
To be fair, it was really just "bad luck" that VHS won out over Betamax. Beta was arguably a better standard. Sony did absolutely nothing wrong there.