Thursday, November 11, 2010

Digital Dead Drops

While I'm not sure how practical the project is, I just find something appealing about the USB Dead Drop project.

Essentially, the idea consists of nothing more than physically embedding a USB drive in a wall or object and telling people to get creative with copying files to and from it. Spackle + a USB Drive - how cool is that?

Predictably, the comments from folks on the Internet range from praising the project and comparing it to a form of Geocaching, to describing it as: "pretty much like leaving dirty needles around for people to use."

Even with all the security concerns, I'm still in the Clever Idea camp. What can I say, I'm a sucker for using simple, cheap and readily available technology to potentially accomplish big things.

Learn more about the project from the video below. What's your take on it?

Dead Drops 'How to' - NYC from aram bartholl on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. pretty nifty idea.... just make sure you virus scanner is up-to-date before you connect.