Yahoo: Your New Hard Drive

Here’s one of those landmarks in computing: Yahoo is removing storage limits for its email users. I might stick with my Yahoo account after all, especially as a backup online hard drive. Jeremiah’s felt these winds shifting for awhile.

Here’s what I’m wondering: how long before we stop getting bigger hard drives because we don’t need them? We’re clearly not there yet, as we’ve only just begun to download movies and video content, so we’ll need those terabytes. But at some point, the cheap capacity should far outstrip our needs. Just look at iPods – people are just as quick to gloat about their 80GB video iPods as they are their 1GB Shuffle.