NATIONAL FLASH DRIVE DAY – April 5

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.

Use flash drives as storage for information, memories, and more. In Florida we get hurricanes so we tuck these into our emergency binders and disaster supplies. Everything from insurance cards and policies, to irreplaceable photos and certificates can be stored and travel with you especially if you have to evacuate.

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 with a few new ways to appreciate the USB drive.

More technology…

NATIONAL FLASH DRIVE DAY HISTORY

In 2018, USB Memory Direct established National Flash Drive Day to bring awareness to the significant impact flash drives have made on our technological lives and to shine a spotlight on the broader good the technology can do.

HOW TO OBSERVE #FlashDriveDay

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.

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Jennifer lives happily in North Florida with her husband Scott and after a stroke and two brain surgeries her mom. While not blessed with children they dote on their four legged children four cats. I started writing after spinal surgery required second round of physical therapy to learn to walk yet again. While reading is a favorite hobby writing is something new with the launch of this blog and hopefully a fiction novel in the future.

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