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Friday, January 05, 2007

The Coolest Christmas Gift I Got This Year


Is my LEXAR Flash Drive (which I have been calling a "Zip Stick" until recently corrected.)

I know, I know... that's not very exciting or anything, but you can just NOT IMAGINE how effortless this makes the transfer of data between the stores and my home computer. Back in the '90s I used to use a TAPE BACKUP system for the luvva Pete, and was ecstatic when we installed ZIP DRIVES on the computers. Then I switched to using ARJ-type backups, which required about 8-10 minutes per "disk set", and I would make three sets because of the possibility of errors (which actually cropped up quite often, requiring a return trip to the stores... GRRRRR.) And that was just for the DATA files backup, not everything! So now I stick this tiny thing that I carry on my keychain in a handy USB port and DROP-AND-DRAG the ENTIRE PROGRAM onto the Zip Stick -er- Flash Drive or Jump Drive and in a matter of 30 seconds, I'm back to doing whatever else it is that I do around here...

Best. Present. Ever.

Then to add to the fun, I ran across THIS ARTICLE on the ICV2 website...


Cool beans! Limited edition Flash Drives! I love it!

4 Comments:

At 1/05/2007 3:20 PM, Blogger Bob BadStreet said...

It's amazing how small computer memory is now. There is a 2Gb memory card that will fit into camera cell phones that is no bigger than a finger tip...

 
At 1/05/2007 4:52 PM, Blogger polly said...

Awww! Chewbacca is cute!

 
At 1/06/2007 12:29 AM, Blogger Manager Ken said...

Did you say "Best" Christmas gift???!!!

BORING!

 
At 1/07/2007 8:05 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

HA!

OK, second best.

 

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