So I realized today, after reading the postings of FCP X being on the App Store, and of Windows 8 having an App Store with DRM'd apps (along with rumors of both Win 8 and Lion locking down the OS ala iOS) that the days of downloading apps over the internet are at an end. It's fairly obvious that moving forward, Apple will be distributing everything over the internet, from Apps to software updates to OS releases, and most 3rd-party devs will probably follow suit. So, 2 things: - Apps that don't follow the submission guidelines will die, or have to be rewritten. - Optical drives, RIP. I think we'll see them disappear by the end of next year.