Hahahaha, I like how you come back five hours later to amend your post so that it mentions cost to further suit your original statement.
Nothing wrong with clarifying.
Light Peak is due out this year and you refer to it as technofantasy?
Yep. Vapourware is just that. It's not like ANY technology has ever been delayed or failed to actually appear as promised before. I'll believe it when I see it AND it is economically feasible for consumers.
Apple's rumored to start including it on systems by the end of the year.
Apple is rumoured to do a LOT of things.
Cost is all relative. I don't mind paying a little more for a newer technology, but I'm not going to drop 2K+ on a laptop.
I'm happy to spend $2K+ on a laptop....but not even willing to drop $100 on a movie disc player. Go figure.
It's not like most home consumers are going to need 10/100 Gb transfer rates anyway, so what do you care if it's not immediately cost-effective for everyone?
That's just it, I don't
care. As noted above (:
FireWire was the same way once, probably around the same time you were gloating about your blazing bi-directional parallel port.
Right now, Blu-Ray is about where DVD was in terms of cost when DVD was putting VHS into its grave. You're trying to compare a new industry standard to a 15 year old medium.
And I didn't own a DVD then either, for the same reason. In fact, I just got my first DVD player over the summer, when they finally got cheap enough that I could justify getting one.
I dunno what you're *****ing at me for. All I said was that I like FW800 and it's a huge improvement over FW400 or USB2. I wasn't casting some grand vision of the future where our lives will be vastly improved by the mass proliferation of FW800 devices for years and years to come. FW800 will come and go just like all technologies before it. Big deal. I'm talking about today, the here and now.
If you want an even faster connection, then get eSATA. Not all devices support it. Card readers don't have eSATA support, for example. With an eSATA external hard drive you will wonder why you ever used an FW 800 drive.
Yeah, I have an eSata hard drive (the one I mentioned above), but my computer doesn't have an eSata port ):