Round and round I go
USB thumb drive
Score: 116 - Votes: 5 - Highest vote: 7th (Kirin)
Bulgakov said:I try to keep them at minimum 16 GB, but no greater than 32 GB, because people are always asking to borrow the files.
JBear said:Sometimes you need to move files around.
Kirin said:sneaker-net is still sometimes easiest
Ixo voted for portable media storage in general:
Ixo said:SD cards and/or Flash Drives primarily, but I still have optical media hanging around too. (Ask me about my USB floppy drive)
When I was your age, this was a floppy disk -- you know, that thing on the save icon. The floppy disk is more iconic, and frankly, the USB drive isn't really recognizable from the silhouette.
Anyway, it's nearly inconceivable that portable media storage will ever go out of fashion, but these days, your portable media is just as likely to be stored on your phone. Still, a thumb drive is a nice thing to have. I've got one on my desk that's quite a bit smaller than my thumb. Now, I can't find it at the moment, so maybe it's too small, but it's no less incredible to think that I've misplaced something that stores more information than many actual libraries.
Clippit said:The USB flash drive was invented in early 1999 by about four people at the same time, making its inventor more contentious than the airplane's.