Unanticipated uses

Now that people have economical access to large amounts of storage on the iPod new uses are emerging.

Ratib and his programming partner Dr. Antoine Rosset set about developing a software application that uses the iPod and other off-the-shelf Macintosh equipment to manipulate, manage, and move medical imaging data between departments and workstations. [Of MRIs and iPods]
Reading this I was reminded of Derek Morrison's nice piece in his blog a while ago about the 'filling station':
What's kind of interesting here is that we, perhaps, have an emergent model in which various sites on the internet become almost like resource 'filling stations' for mobile multi-function devices. [Auricle]

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