1 Terabyte Ipod

I saw “Richard Madaus(J. Richard Madaus)”:http://www.solinet.net/events/events_temp.cfm?doc_id=2819 of CCLA give a keynote speech at this year’s TBLC Annual Meeting about future trends of technology. One of Richard’s predictions was centered around the concept of an iPod with one terabyte of storage. He isn’t the only one making predictions like that.
bq.Munster said that within five years, Apple could release an iPod with one terabyte of storage — that’s almost 17 times the maximum amount of iPod storage Apple currently offers. Munster envisions a one terabyte iPod as a portable, “coffee table” media center that would allow users to store hundreds of movies and thousands of photos and songs. Munster wrote that fellow Piper Jaffray analyst Les Santiago, who covers data storage technologies, thinks Apple could feasibly release a $500, one terabyte iPod in the next five years. – “Amanda Cantrell(Apple’s next move…media domination?)”:http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/11/technology/apple_predictions/ While this still doesn’t quite equal the storage capacity of the “iPod Invisa(Steve Jobs presents the iPod Invisa… on SNL)”:http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000780068906/, it still has the potential to effect a great change in the way media is used at a consumer level. Couple this level of storage with pre-loaded content which will be available “with(Time to allow hard drives pre loaded with Music…and change Harry Fox)”:http://www.blogmaverick.com/entry/1234000273069815/ or “without(Internet Archive)”:http://www.archive.org/ the cooperation of Hollywood, and you have something that libraries will either be able to take great advantage of or get totally blindsided by. Right now, you can carry “Worldcat in your pocket(WorldCat in your pocket)”:http://orweblog.oclc.org/archives/000544.html. Pretty soon, that will seem quaint.