6 posts • joined Friday 14th January 2011 12:14 GMT
So greenpeace has (once again) got the wrong end of the stick
So what ARE these current plans, and their potential impact? (if the scaremongers are not to be believed)
New take, Old service
Google docs + picasa + music(US) = document, music and photo storage with included pricing structure (the same pricing structure that has existed with gmail since day dot)
The expansion from "any document, music or photo format" to "anything at all" is a small step really.
I wonder if they've thought of opening up live fire exercises to the public.
That way all the wannabe hackers could flex their muscles in military controlled cyberspace and proper black hat hackers could see if they could outfox the government forces.
It'd be like a national game of hack the flag!
Better ebooks please
I'd predict that ebook readers will do what the ipod did, they'll start with no additional functionality and slowly gain pictures, video, little apps until finally the front runners are indistinguishable from the back end of the tablet market.
I hope this does come true so that I can read my picture laden PDFs, CDisplay comics in a nice, colour, high res format without having to pay a phenomenal premium in both cash and battery life for an ipad-esque slab.
In short, as long as ebook readers continue to improve without making massive battery life sacrifices, they'll continue to sell - but in their own place in the market - with the ipod.
And really - just because they're a similar size and shape, why compare ebooks with fondle slabs? It's like comparing an MP3 player to a PC - yes they both play music but PCs will probably always outsell MP3 players
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