Did you know?
National Flash Drive Day on April 5 commemorates the date inventors filed their patent for the first USB Flash Disk. Their invention revolutionized the way we store and manage digital data!
As information flowed from our fingertips, the flash drive became the go-to storage device. Called by many names, the USB (universal serial bus) drive makes digital data more accessible than ever before. Today, we effortlessly store photos, transfer files and upload gigabytes. Not only that, but flash drives contribute to making the world a better place.
Making a Difference
By stretching budgets and services, these super functional devices make virtual classrooms possible. They provide access to information to parts of the world many of us take for granted. In third world and oppressed countries, flash drives go where the information superhighway cannot. Despite being classics to a majority of the population, books considered contraband become windows to the world around them. Comparatively, movies and radio recordings provide the same information to people in underdeveloped countries. In homeless communities, flash drives keep people connected by giving them access photos and a resumé; these items may be a lifeline of hope.
Tuck a few bytes into your pocket and celebrate National Flash Drive Day with a few new ways to appreciate the USB drive.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Whether you save pictures or back up files, consider how versatile the thumb drive is. Play a retro game or if you have extra devices, donate them to a good cause. Charities across the country deliver your donations to schools, homeless shelters, and nations in need. Use #FlashDriveDay to join the excitement and spread the word about National Flash Drive Day.
Here’s a Tip: We talked about cleaning up your technology a few weeks ago. Go buy a couple flash drives (you can get some really cute ones these days) and download all those photos from your computer to one, then all your business files to another. Not only will this allow you to clean up your computer and free up all that space to make it run faster it will also give you that much needed back up that you love to have. While going through which items to remove from your computer to a flash drive you may come across some things you will no longer need ever. Go ahead and get rid of those items. Cleaning your computer can be very rewarding. If you aren’t good at this type of thing don’t be afraid to seek help.