via SiT - Adam Curry's Weblog : Mobile Data Mind Bomb
I'm not crazy about the name, but the Mine is the nerds answer to Apple's iPod. Check it out though, this baby is designed to be portable storage! It helps you collect, organize and tansport up to 10 Gigabytes of data. It has special functions for your most used data, like being able to play mp3's to any audio system, showing picture slideshows on any tv set and, get this, it can email files and act as a standalone fileserver via dialup or ethernet.
As David says, Adam thinks differently. I've also long held the belief that it is your data and set-up that's important and I am critical of developments like Strathclyde's Millennium Student Project which concentrates putting a standardised laptop in (selected) students' hands. As an iBook user I am suspicious of attempts to standardise on platforms and applications - which invariably means PCs and MS Office. I would readily embrace a device that would allow me to conveniently carry around my data/setup into lecture theatres, labs, etc., without the need to lug around the iBook - although it is a nice compact and reasonably light device. But, I would require it to interwork with Macs, PC, and Un*x systems. A tall order for what is in effect a portable filestore.
Eureka! It think doesn't matter what the native filesystem is for such a device. if it has a built in web server and/or WebDAV then surely it could be used for any platform and not just Windows as [the] mine is. Ooh! I bet you Apple will come out with a product like this in the future. Let's speculate on possible names - iFile, iServe, iGather, iStore, iFetch, iNote - its a shame that most/all of these names are in use already! But not this. I hereby lay claim to be the first user of the term iJotter!! Wonder how long it will be before it registers on Google's radar.