Brave new storage

Tam needed to move a whole bunch of files, and acted appropriately:

I go to Amazon and order a 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive. Huh. Same day delivery available. I mention it to Bobbi and she asks me to order one for her, too.

A couple hours later, there’s a thump on the front porch, caused by the impact of a box containing probably more storage space than every computer I owned before 2010 combined, delivered to my doorstep in hours on a Saturday for less than the price of dinner & drinks for two at a middlin’ fair restaurant.

And close to what I paid in 2006 for a drive containing a single gigabyte.

Note from the description:

The 128GB Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drive can hold approximately 23,674 songs.

By now, there are probably that many covers of “All About That Base.”





1 comment

  1. McGehee »

    1 March 2016 · 3:59 pm

    I stopped needing to move files between computers when I got seven 15 40 gigs of cloud storage on Skydrive Onedrive.

    Which is why, when I needed to update the OS in my car (#21stCenturyProblems) I had to go to the nearest computer shop CVS to buy a flash drive.

    Which I could have paid for with two half-successful fundraisers. Probably wasn’t USB 3.0 at that price though.

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