Saturday, June 07, 2008

Storage Problems

Storage device manufacturer SanDisk last year launched a device that allowed you to download content from a PC and play it on your TV. The trouble was TakeTV involved moving a USB device between the two.

My mobile phone has a 4GB micro disk. It’s smaller than a fingernail. My first PC has 128MB and it was a monster. Even in Fry’s or PC World you go and buy TB disks today for a pittance.
Video is voracious and requires huge amounts of storage. Or, it needs relatively modest amounts of bandwidth.

We’re moving into an era where the concept of physical devices holding bits and bytes is archaic.
So, bit surprisingly, SanDisk has just announced that it is discontinuing its venture into the world of Internet TV.

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