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  1. What if Sony made an extended play U-matic instead of Betamax?

    Sony did attempt to licence Betamax but manufactures like R.C.A didn't want to buy licences to build video recorders that could only record for 90 minutes. Laserdisc was launched after even VHS and couldn't record at home.
  2. What if Sony made an extended play U-matic instead of Betamax?

    It's not so much about the tape width as the dimensions of the cassette. Suppose Sony had kept the cassette dimensions (other than thickness) the same and extending the record time. The record time of U-Matic was at least enough for studios, each with multiple machines handling multiple...
  3. Hello and welcome! Thank you for all your posts and I hope you like this place.

    Hello and welcome! Thank you for all your posts and I hope you like this place.
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    Hello and welcome! Thank you for all your posts.
  5. WI: Bicycle lifts appeared during the first bicycle

    Apparently there isn't a fee to use the Trondheim lift.
  6. WI: Bicycle lifts appeared during the first bicycle
    Threadmarks: Relevant point about our timeline

    Could the leisure market be the market, or maybe one of them, that saved velocipedes such as bicycles from obsolescence?
  7. WI: Bicycle lifts appeared during the first bicycle

    Maybe a petition signed by utility cyclists would have changed the minds of these organisations and protected bikes lanes actually go against banning pedal power vehicles from roads. What was that plan? Was it clear that cars were going to be more common than horse-drawn carriages ever were...
  8. WI: Bicycle lifts appeared during the first bicycle

    I've never heard of pedal-powered vehicles being banned from roads anywhere in the world, including in countries that do have a lot of bike paths but excluding controlled-access roads where speed limits* are in excess of what utility cyclists (in everyday clothes on road-going bikes) can...
  9. WI: Bicycle lifts appeared during the first bicycle

    What - Cycling organisations lobbied against cycle paths? Cars are a lot heavier and faster than any pedal-powered vehicle. How about bicycles on trains? And why bus depots?
  10. WI: Bicycle lifts appeared during the first bicycle

    Could WWII have been one of the matters that got in the way? Rediculous to turn these bike paths into lanes or especially street parking, we have too much street parking in so many places.
  11. WI: Bicycle lifts appeared during the first bicycle

    Actually some pedalecs do have variable settings. Note that paving of roads was originally done for pedal-powered vehicles, such as bicycles. Suppose that not only bicycle lifts appeared during the first bicycle craze but sidepaths did too.
  12. WI: Bicycle lifts appeared during the first bicycle

    I didn't say it was before electric bikes existed, just before they were a practical option, note that pedal-assist sensors first appeared only in 1989. They wouldn't be needed on every street, maybe only the steepest street in town.
  13. WI: Bicycle lifts appeared during the first bicycle

    I've seen that before. As for the idea that Dutch cycle-paths have always been there, the video does note that this is partly true and suggests that bicycles outnumbered motor vehicles until after WWII.
  14. WI: Bicycle lifts appeared during the first bicycle

    But the cycling did remain more popular in the Netherlands, a flat country, and possibly Denmark, also quite flat, than it remained in most other developed countries, not nearly as flat. A greater extent of side-paths earlier on might also have helped.
  15. WI: Bicycle lifts appeared during the first bicycle

    Here's an actual bicycle lift in Trondheim: Could the bicycle craze have lasted longer had these appeared so much earlier?
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