Unlimited iPod

It was just a year ago that everyone was talking about a “1 Terabyte iPod(1 Terabyte Ipod)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2005/12/02/ipod. Apparently, we were thinking small.
bq.Speaking at the FT World Communications Conference, Nikesh Arora, Google’s VP of European operations, told delegates that, in the coming years, the plummeting price of storage and its increasing volume-to-size ratio will give iPods almost unlimited potential to hold music and video. Arora said, by 2012, iPods could launch at similar prices to those on sale now and yet be capable of holding a whole year’s worth of video releases. Around 10 years down the line that could be expanded, creating iPods that can hold all the music ever sold commercially. He said: “In 12 years, why not an iPod that can carry any video ever produced?”- “Jo Best(Google: iPod will hold all the world’s TV in 12 years)”:http://hardware.silicon.com/storage/0,39024649,39164360,00.htm It will be interesting to see if this amount of storage is really becomes necessary or if high-speed wireless connections will have made that pointless. Either way, the “next few years(Seven Years until Petabyte)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2003/02/24/petabyte will be quite an exciting time. Well, at least for “some of us(Online video eroding TV viewing)”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6168950.stm.

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.