Can't believe Microsoft would even think about not putting a disk drive in the next xbox. It would effectively kill the console. That basically says if you are not connected to the net it just won't work at all. I can think of tons of situations where people who play consoles are not in a situation where they can connect.
You know Sony's next console will have one which will literally destroy the xbox version without one. I don't really like the ps3, but you give me the choice of a ps4 with a drive and an xbox without, choice will always be a ps4!
I think the guy spoofing the rumor has bats in the belfry!