So this is happening.
Cloud storage, free "for a limited time" and limited, for now(?), to 20,000 tunes.
Thoughts? Me, cautious optimism. I look forward to getting an invite, which as of now only went out to the people at I/O this morning. My biggest initial concern is how, let's say hassle free, this thing is gonna be. Launching without approval or cooperation from the RIAA is a good sign, and of course google could LITERALLY BUY THE MUSIC INDUSTRY if they so desired, but then they apparently said they would comply if rights holders had evidence of infringement. I guess they kinda have to say that, but it looks like fears of google handing over customers to the RIAA are unnecessary.
Going Flash is a ###### move though. It doesn't really affect me at the moment, but I have no intention of buying a Xoom. 20k song limit is a bummer too. Still, I like the idea of a service like this. I keep all my stuff on an external drive, it's too big to lug around on trips (or from room to room for that matter) so having everything in the cloud would be swell. I think I'd even be willing to pay when the time comes, assuming it's cheap. But then Apple will be inevitably be doing this same thing...