Continuing a theme from three previous posts, which discussed when it’s okay to call data quality as good as it needs to get, the occasional times when perfect data quality is necessary, and the costs and profits of poor data quality, in this blog post I want to provide three examples of when the world of consumer electronics proved that sometimes worse data quality is better.

While it seems like a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, during the 1970s and 1980s a videotape format war waged between Betamax and VHS. Betamax was widely believed to provide superior video data quality.

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