I’ve been saying this for six months, but no one will believe me. With H.264 compression, Quicktime, and the iTunes store, Apple will find a way to sell video to you over the Internet just like it does with iTunes music. All the pieces were demonstrated in July, and now in January the industry partnerships have begun to emerge. Cringely puts it well–check out his column this week. The Mac Mini may be the first of such video devices, but it won’t be the last. I also look for package deals from Apple: buy a Mac Mini and a movie membership or gift certificate to the iTunes video store, get a nice package price. Add a nice Sony HDTV to that and you’ve got a deal. Or buy the TV and get the Mac Mini. However you want it.