Terabyte Lifestyles

Several aspects of interest in this BBC story.

The perpendicular disk storage format mentioned earlier.

It’s not all about storage capacity – but if people want media (beyond simple text) content then quantity inevitably grows in consumer electronics – iPod shows that user interfaces can be created to make it usable.

Ruggedised drives for cars – extremes of temperature, physical vibration and knocks are also growing. Interestingly as Cringley predicted some time ago in 2002, cars are going to become the main focus of comms expansion.

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