Cheap and Plentiful NAS?
Four years ago, as I was preparing to dive back into the "video over the 'net" world, I bythely predicted that terabytes worth of NAS (Network Attached Storage) would be cheap and plentiful as consumer products. Of course, as often happens, my prediction was a bit early. But Amazon's selling products from HP that appear to be evidence its happening. Sure, we've been able to buy not only home NAS kits from the likes of NewEgg for a couple of years, and folks like Buffalo, Netgear and Linksys have doing it for awhile now. But when you can buy products from HP off of Amazon, I think that moves it from the realm of Alpha Adopter (geek purchases) to the mainstream. I'm sure the the Petabytes of home storage that will blossom across the land will be filled with legal, DRM'd content and not those nasty pirated content from torrent sites. Sure they will.