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.

Posted by Michael K Pate

Michael K. Pate tends to spend a great deal time of time around computers. He has been a Librarian since 1997. Michael was born in Avon Park, Florida in 1966. Except for a couple of brief periods in his life (once in Tampa and once in Winter Haven/Haines City), he has been a life-long resident. Originally, he planned on a career as a Computer Programmer and therefore graduate from Webber College with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems in 1988. However, unhappy with career opportunities at the time, he soon returned to school and received a BS in Social Science Education from the University of South Florida. He began his career in education at Avon Elementary and later Avon Park Middle working as a Computer Lab Coordinator. While technological challenges were interesting, he found himself more and more interested in becoming a Media Specialist. He began work on his MLS in 1995. However, a summer internship at the Sebring Public Library in 1996 soon made him reconsider just what his career should be. Upon graduation in 1997, he secured a position as a Media Specialist at Eastside Elementary in Haines City. Eventually, the position he was looking for opened up and he returned to SPL as Reference Librarian in 1999. In 2003, he became Assistant Director of the Highlands County Library System, serving in that role until the position was eliminated during a late round of budget cuts in 2010. Since then, he has been the Computer Support Specialist for the Heartland Library Cooperative. In 2011, he began serving on the Board of Directors of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.