For about two or three years now, probably more - who's counting - I have had a personal terabyte at the pad. I keep anywhere from 3 to 7 computers up and running at anytime at home, plus the 2 DVRs, the XBox 360 and now four iPods. (The Spousal Unit hasn't joined the revolution).
My thinking about convergence has changed significantly since I got the iPod Touch this year. I am astounded by the usefulness of those 16 portable GB. A couple movies, a couple dozen podcasts, several hundred songs, several thousand addresses... I could easily see that in 32GB I would need almost nothing else to carry around with me. In my pocket that is.
The biggest problem I have had in enterprise sales and development is that I've had to take a USB drive around so that I could have about 50GB of music and 100GB of models, data, demos and methodology templates around to my various prospects and customers. I happen to use the Porsche Design aluminum ones like Will Smith in his 'I Am Legend' laboratory. But about a year ago I evolved that with the use of GotomyPC which allows me to have my own 'cloud' at home and access it from anywhere.
So now I have a fairly fine grained understanding of where all my data is but what I don't have is the right combination of access and portability through all of my devices. These are going to be the issues I would like to address considering the prospects for mesh computing in the next generation of software and hardware. I'm also going use myself and my family and associates as models, fictionalizing my ability to afford everything all at once.
I'm going to invent a new category here and echo it at Cubegeek called Mesh when I speak about this whole thing because there are a lot of interesting tangents and capabilities that I'd like to discuss. I've going to get rather sci-fi about it and cross pollinate it with Biome stuff which I haven't really worked on for a number of years.