Description: Don’t expect a DVD slot in your next Mac laptop, or your next desktop computer for that matter. Apple hopes to replace those discs with a fluffy white iCloud, where software, music, video and your own personal content fly around in the air like happy seagulls at the beach.
Date: Nov 2, 2010
Remember the floppy disk? I’m willing to bet Steve Jobs does. I’m also willing to bet he remembers when he killed it. It was 1998, to be precise, and the murder weapon was the new iMac, a computer that was missing the then-standard internal floppy drive. Last month Mr. Jobs rang the final death knell for another piece of technology: optical discs like DVDs and CDs. For this execution, his weapon of choice is the new MacBook Air, with a little extra help from the iTunes store, of course. During the unveiling of the new MacBook Air line, Mr. Jobs said these computers were next-generation laptops. This was reiterated in the commercials for the computers, in which a voiceover calls them “the next generation of Macbooks.” Click here for rest of story
Questions for discussion:
- IS the CD/DVD drive on computers on the way out and becoming extinct?
- What are the strengths and opportunities of CD/DVD drives on computers?
- What are the weaknesses and threatsof CD/DVD drives on computers?