Re: It's a good start
It's *always* the sex industry that decides the route of technological change - ask yourself why, for example, we had VHS video players for so long, in the face of at least two superior technologies at much the same price?
I just tried to find a reference for this well known fact of Betamax failing because no porn was available for it.
My quick 5-second googling just came up with no concrete evidence of this. A consensus I stumbled across, was the opinion that one of the main reasons Betamax failed was due to it initially only supporting one hour recording, verses two or three hours for VHS.
A couple of web pages claim that porn was definitely produced for Betamax, but more was produced for VHS. I didn't follow this up. (There's only so much googling about porn I'm prepared to do at work!)
If you have a reference for this no-porn-on-Betamax fact, could you share it please?