Now that my scanning is (for the moment) drawn to a close, all of my choral, vocal, tuba, and miscellaneous music education PDF resources, total just over 1,000 documents (most of the vocal and music education resources are books). All of them–together–total less than 4GB. This isn’t bragging, but it is a statement about technology: “I can bring all of my resources with me, at all times. Can you?”
Here’s another question: “How would your life change if you could bring all of your resources with you at all times, even without dependency on the Internet?” With iOS 5 (coming this fall) and its non-dependency on a computer and a Lilypad case, you could go off the grid.
Back to the issue of over 1,000 documents (including books) requiring less than 4GB of data, I still believe that a teacher should have an iPad with 32GB or 64GB of memory, but can you see why I think educational institutions should be fine with the 16GB model for 1-to-1 initiatives?