Failure in invalidating
The failure of Houston’s validating MVP solely would’ve proved that only one of the ways of winning customers, i.e., through a Digg video, was a failure, not the entire business idea.
The second type is the Invalidating MVP, which uses a better product than the final product.
Although useful, using invalidating MVPs are possible only if better products can be developed in small batches, which becomes difficult when product quality is dependent on scale of use or when cheap-quality substitutes abound in the market.
It’s ironic that the only successful MVPs usually heard about are validating MVPs because, in an invalidating MVP, people present a better and improved version of their business idea and its success implies that no one would pay heed to their actual final product’s success.
It is often used as a red herring tactic and is a special case of the ad hominem fallacy, which is a category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of facts about the person presenting or supporting the claim or argument.
In the trial of Nazi criminal Klaus Barbie, the controversial lawyer Jacques Vergès tried to present what was defined as a Tu Quoque Defence—i.e., that during the Algerian War, French officers such as General Jacques Massu had committed war crimes similar to those with which Barbie was being charged, and therefore the French state had no moral right to try Barbie.
Early disclosure of this reference in accordance with the rules could have substantially impacted and shortened the litigation and the reexamination proceedings." Deep Sky Software, Inc. In light of [the inventor's] declaration that [a prior art] program was key to his conception, the failure to identify it and produce it violated the good faith requirements of [Local Patent Rule 3.2.b].For some (unknown) reason, there have been reports of ceph-fuse crash due to failure in remounting at the time of invalidating kernel dentry cache. Therefore, as suggested by Patrick and Zheng, for a temporary workaround, client would ignore the failure as the invalidation would be retried again.However, its failure doesn’t prove that their business idea is set to fail.If their MVP is much better than the final version, then the success of the test doesn’t necessarily prove that their business idea will be successful but its failure will definitely invalidate it.