Originally Posted by solipsism "Tomorrow is just another day. That you'll never forget.”
Hmm.. so if I don’t put certain tracks on my iDevice I’ll still be able to access them, hence never forgetting
. Same goes with accessing a web-based version of iTunes away from my iTunes Library.
Right now, you can do that with your home iTunes media with StreamToMe (and others).
I could see Apple offering a streaming service that:
-- included all media purchased (or free) from the iTunes store (no upload required)
-- any media you have acquired outside of Apple sources (upload required)
-- Staging, caching syncing backup of local media.
So, you could use a smaller HDD at home that contains a copy of recently-accessed media -- played or synced to iDevices.
All other content would reside in the cloud -- and be staged on your local HDD when you next access (from any computer or iDevice) it (replacing the least-frequently-used media already there). Just in time to start staging those holiday playlists!
Obviously, the HDD at home should be attached to standalone, green, low-power device instead running on a Mac or PC... Soon!