***F*** removable media.

jbone at place.org jbone at place.org
Sun Oct 26 17:20:05 PST 2003


Everybody was asleep.

Something really interesting happened in the mid-late 90s:  the cost of 
a megabyte of fixed / networked storage passed (on the downside) the 
cost of a megabyte of removable media, with operational costs figured 
in.

This changed everything.  Almost nobody has realized it yet.

Are there apps for removable that fixed can't fulfill?  Sure, but (a) 
they're few and far between, given pervasive networking and (b) they're 
mostly very, very small apps in terms of storage needs.

Quarter a meg?

Screw that --- per CompUSA ***today*** we're at $1 / 1GB, and headed 
south.

Think forward, folks.

What would YOU do w/ a petabyte of storage accessible at 1Gb/s 
***everywhere***?

jb



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