Comments on: Three tech predictions for 2013 Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: ARJTurgot2 Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:34:54 +0000 Wrong. Tablets have won, and run the table. My netbook died, and I’m not replacing it. My tablets are Samsung Tab2s, both 10 and 7. My 7″ was $169, my 10″ was $250, my local Costco had an employee that was doing nothing but checking receipts and handing out tablets the week before xmas.

My bluetooth keyboard for them is as good or better than my desktop keyboard, sits out of the way when I don’t need it, which is most of the time. I think it will probably migrate forward to the next generation, but costco had it on sale as well. $79.

My local storage is either the 64gb sd chip I got from amazon, or the couple of 32gb sd chips I got at Costco. $25 for 32gb is reasonable.

I have a wi drive (wifi sd chip disk drive) from Kingston that provides me a local cloud of 64gb, so I don’t need distant cloud. They have a 128gb wi drive, but it’s pricey now, figure Moore’s Law will have that doubled to 256gb in a year and half, and 1tb of local cloud in 3 years. A wifi drive that allows you to swap out sd chips would be really cool, figure I’ll see it in the next year or two.

And I just wirelessly connect to all of that with either tablet. And my friends and family tablets wirelessly connect to it as well (the wi drive supports three concurrent connections).

I’m ripping DVD everything to my PC ‘server environment’, I will saturate a 3tb drive in the next year, but then everything will be mp4, and moved to plastic bags and put in storage. My fly fishing vids go on my armored 7″ to the field, and my teaching company Art History vids go with me on the 10″ to the Louvre. All of that fits on a single 32gb sd chip, but if not, $25 and I add more storage. Windows 8 has crashed 5 times in 2 days trying to sort out how to deal with an iPod and USB3 disks, and sd cards at the same time, but it doesn’t matter because otherwise Microsoft is pretty much irrelevant. Don’t need them for email, music, web, ported most of my spreadsheets and docs to polaris no problem, so don’t need Office anymore either.

And all of this started less than a month ago, when I finally broke down and bought a tablet.

By: Stanley7746 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 05:19:19 +0000 So is he saying ‘Buy Apple Amazon AND Google?’