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Betamaxed

A slang term describing a situation in which a product using inferior technology is marketed so successfully that it drives a product using superior technology out of business.
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Yes, there are a hardcore of Betamax users who must still be recording The Bill and Dynasty off UK TV Gold (or whatever it's called these days) in a Canute-type effort to stop progress.
We, too, had a Betamax video recorder, and I remember it getting harder and harder to rent videos from the shop as VHS took over.
"It is only with the aid of the Betamax or some other [VCR], that it is possible today for home television viewers to infringe copyright by recording off-the-air.
In 1984, the Supreme Court ruled that using Sony Corp.'s Betamax videotape to record TV shows did not constitute copyright infringement, saying that "even the unauthorized home time-shifting of respondents' programs is legitimate fair use."
So, to cheer ourselves up in a suitably non-PC, guilty pleasure sort of a way we decided to dig out some dusty old Betamax cassette recordings (kids, ask mum and dad) of the Northern Irish joker in full flight on ITV's long-running mother-in-law gag-fest The Comedians.
It was the most utterly comprehensive destruction of a Derby field in my lifetime, and I've still got the heavilyused video tape of his performance to prove it - if only I could find a replacement betamax video player at the next Antiques Roadshow!
I bought Now That's What I Call Music 4 in December 1984 (thanks, Google!), mainly because my brother and cousins had between them got the first three collections in the series, while I had unwisely invested in Raiders of the Pop Charts, very much the Betamax to the Now series' VHS in terms of 1980s hits packages.
"Selecting the correct technology represents a significant risk because nobody wants to invest in the Betamax of the desktop virtualisation world."
General dispensing and contact lens CET points will be provided by Andy Hepworth (pictured)--'Modern Day Varifocals: Betamax to HD Vision' and Jonathon Bench--'Striking the right balance of material properties' respectively!
introduced the Betamax system, an innovation that allowed the taping of TV shows and the production of home videos.
Swapping a young, progressive up and coming manager like Roberto Di Matteo for Hodgson is like trading a Blu-ray player for a Betamax video machine.