Attendees of CES 2012 have witnessed an absolute explosion of Thunderbolt devices and peripherals. Good news for Apple and Intel who've seen negligible adoption of the high-speed interconnect ever since it first appeared on the MacBook Pro some eleven months ago. Suddenly we have two additional laptop vendors and more than a half dozen new Thunderbolt hard disk drives, docks, and adapters announced and ready to hit shelves in the months ahead.