In the book, we talk about the Sneaker Net concept quite a bit: using a FireWire drive to physically move media from system to system.
We make the point that “we still use this method all the time,” and even as Xsan shared storage becomes more common, the sneaker net still seems as popular as ever.
This week, I started new media archive drive for two clients, and we are preparing protable drives for each of my 48 undergraduates to use for their editing all semester.
At the same time, have been doing some training with Channel 2 in Baltimore who are switching (get this) from linear editing to an FCP Xsan environment.
So I guess my point is that the new does not eliminate the old in many cases, you just have more people doing their thing in different ways.