I bought a new memory stick. I kinda did it on a whim – I saw a tiny 2GB one on amazon for $14 so I just bought it. I got it in today, and it is actually even smaller than I expected. It’s essentially the size of a stick of Trident Gum:
It’s amazing how easy is to hide this thing somewhere. I think this would be a perfect vector for smuggling some top secret data out of a top secret facility. ;)
I lined it up against some of my old flash memory sticks and took this picture:
The big black one with the strap is an old 64 MB device that came with my Dell laptop back in the dark ages. The silver one is 256 MB. You can see that it is really worn down from being carried in my pocket all the time. The new one looks really flimsy and brittle next to these two.
I’m kinda afraid that I will break it or loose it. I put the strap on it so that I don’t forget to pull it out of the machine after use. I plopped it in my wallet for safe keeping. I’m kinda afraid to carry it in my pocket – it looks like it could break easily.
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