Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Settling on a name

Pen drive? Thumb drive? Key drive? Flash drive? We've always called them pen drives, but I bet that they'll settle down to be flash drives. Apparently Pen Drive is a brand name. And so is Flash Drive. Whatever they end up being called, these little USB storage devices are the neatest bits of hardware that have come into use in 2002. Even on Windows 98, with installation of a driver (though every brand seems to have its own), they work; and otherwise they're completely plug-and-play. When it's finally time to upgrade, it'll be difficult to forsake DOS. It always seems to much faster to go out to DOS and ftp and do file commands from the DOS window.


Post a Comment

<< Home