Just random thoughts... Would'nt it have been fun if the industry would have opted (longer development?) for smaller DVDs, just like Nintendo's GameCube ones. Of course such DVDs only have a capacity of 1.5 GB but I could see the capacity increased in the next generation. Imagine the possibilities a 2.3 inches DVD disk could create. A drive for such a disk would occupy much less internal space in a laptop. Of course, on the negative side, I'm not sure a full lenght movie can fit on those. And they would'nt be compatible with DVD players. Oh well. I guess the implementation should have been made at the beginning of development of the format. Hmmm... a 2.5 inches DVD drive coupled with a 2 inches HD. That would really be a space saver in a laptop. Not sure if the 2 inches drives can whistand constant usage though.