Over at betanews.com I was reading the lastest news from the Consumer Electronics Show, held earlier in January. I found this item irritating:
"Computer storage device manufacturer Seagate will begin shipping a 5 gigabyte CompactFlash card to retail stores next month, the company has announced. The 5GB card is the largest on the market to date, and will work on any CompactFlash II-based device, Segate said."
Heh! Largest to date? Hardly. I could buy -- right now, not next month -- an Lexar 8GB CompactFlash memory card from TigerDirect.ca. (The reason I don't is because it costs CDN$2,166 -- after taxes are added.)
This should remind you to take everything you read with a grain of salt. A company's claim is just that: a claim -- subject to verification.