Monday, May 26, 2008

Moore's Law still striking

I wonder if solid state devices like Samsung's pending 256 GB will at last signal the end for mechanical data storage? Why would anyone want a hard drive - ever?

The other "just around the corner" event is a truly universal wireless connectedness such as promised by FON and other wireless broadband solutions in lieu of forests of cell towers and miles of fiber optic cable.


1 comment:

Convivialdingo said...

I definitely see SSD going mainstream in less than 5 years. Another interesting development is the discovery of memristors - which should be able to keep up with Moore's law.

I'm not sure sure about wireless networks though. The problem is shared bandwidth. Perhaps with some layered approaches it would be possible, but it's still a vexing issue.