LINKETY What could this mean? A flash-based iPod at close to 20gb in the future, and hard-drive less notebooks with much longer battery life (and ultimately desktops when the capacity increases) Flash based memory uses less than five percent of energy and weighs less than half compared to most harddrives, which is huge for notebooks and ipods. They also make no noise. I have been waiting for this to come for ages, but for now it's just slightly too small (as far as capacity) and too expensive. But still, it's great.