Over the next 13 years:
an iPod or a device its size will be able to hold:
[Peter Kaufman. Online digital video – educational developments and opportunities. ppt]
- a year’s worth of video (8,760 hours) by 2012 (5 years from now)
- all the commercial music ever created by 2015 (8 years), and
- all the content ever created (in all media) by 2020 (13 years).
We are now in an Internet phase of large informational hubs on the web, massive aggregations of content and services. It is quite a centralized environment. It will be interesting to see how patterns of use change as devices evolve as Peter discusses. At some stage in the near future, I assume, we will be shipping large amounts of content around to people on small devices. We could give people their own library, which synchs up from time to time with various services?