n. pl. com·mod·i·ties
Something useful that can be turned to commercial or other advantage: “Left-handed, power-hitting third basemen are a rare commodity in the big leagues” (Steve Guiremand).
An article of trade or commerce, especially an agricultural or mining product that can be processed and resold.
A physical substance, such as food, grains, and metals, which is interchangeable with other product of the same type, and which investors buy or sell, usually through futures contracts. More generally, a product which trades on a commodity exchange; this would also include foreign currencies and financial instruments and indexes. http://www.investorwords.com/c5.htm#commodity
Trevor, what do you mean by that? Toasters are cheap, usually effective and well I use one everyday. I don't use a digital camera everyday, a scanner everyday or any other part of the digital hub everyday yet. Or am I behind the times, I believe in about 10-15 years with prices dropping, the digital hub just may become the commodity as thought of here.
Actually Chealion, according to Apple's marketing, isn't the Mac the digital hub? The scanner is just a device that connects to the hub. Still, if you don't use those devices, you don't use the hub I guess.