CD-R on the deathbed, DVD next

Just read on Twitter: Hard drives cheaper than CD-Rs (in comparison) – CD-Rs just not worth the hassle.

True, when you think about it. Just got an external 160 GB 2.5″ drive for EUR 69.

My new car has a GPS system with a DVD drive. Wouldn’t it be a LOT cheaper for the manufacturer to shove that drive and deliver the maps on an SD card instead?

Same for car audio – do people really swap CDs or use a CD changer? I’d much rather plug an 8 gig SD card into a slot in the dashboard, or connect my iPod right away.

Food for thought.