Sunday, August 28, 2005
Student tools: an info transfer tool called a flash drive
1) More stable.
2) Few limitations on storage space.
3) Hardy; they last year after year.
4) Economical in the long run.
5) Also may be used to store photos and mp3's.
More alternative names: pen drives, thumb drives and USB keys.
The Dane-Elec 64 mb model in the photo is avail. from Target.com at $15.
See more on the guts of a jump drive at Wikipedia.org.
The original was developed by IBM. I'm guessing that it came out of the IBM Almaden Research Center near San Jose, CA. What region? Silicon Valley, of course.