erm… what made VHS popular?

what cripped Sony Betamax technology….

and most of us didn’t know that porn made that possible…

all hail porn……..

1- It decided the VCR wars

It may all seem irrelevant in the age of DVDs, but the bitter VCR wars of yesteryear were a reflection of the strong influence of porn. In the early ‘80s, two formats of videos and video recorders — Sony Betamax and VHS — were carried in electronic and video stores. In a decision that was initially paid little heed, the porn industry decided to format its home videos exclusively in VHS format. Despite the fact that Beta was considered by techies to be the better technology, VHS put a crippling choke hold on the market, thanks in large part to the porn industry’s endorsement. Beta died out completely within a couple of years and is now a technological footnote on par with eight-track machines. This scenario may or may not replay itself out in the current format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD.

– from the folks @ AskMen.com

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