An interesting take on the ludicrous flash-memory-based Mac rumor: sure, replacing the whole hard drive with flash memory is impossible (for a few more years), but OS X could pretty much fit in an iPod nano, so why not install just the system and most essential applications into flash memory? I wonder how much faster boot time would be.
But then, you don’t boot your Mac up too often nowadays, so the gain might not be worth the expense.
P.S. And how about embedding a couple flash memory chips into hard drives, in order to store the Spotlight / Google Desktop / whatever index? All it’d take would be Apple, Google and Microsoft agreeing on a norm to dump on drive makers. Which is, like, totally, completely possible. Right?