I predict in 2 years, Apple will start shipping computers lacking CD/DVD drives.
Why Apple? They were the first to drop 3.5″ floppy drives, Zip drives, and modems.
So, how will big, heavy software installs (like OS’s) be shipped? I’m thinking USB flash drives or network connections. What else is the .Mac storage and a NetBoot good for?
Maybe they’ll get real crazy and ship an OS X install on all iPods by default.
No, I’ve got nothing more than a hunch on this. A hunch and a more discs than I’ll ever need.
UPDATE, 22 months later: