Now all those reminders stuck to a desktop monitor might actually have computer memory. Two designers recently created a concept for paper-thin flash drives that easily adhere to surfaces. So long, USB drives.
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The flash drives, called DataStickies, were conceived by designers Parag Anand and Aditi Singh from the New Dehli-based design studio ASDS. From their DataStickies description, it sounds like they were sick of fiddling around at the back of computers to locate a USB port and then fit a flash drive into it just so.
Instead, they picture sticky note flash drives that store data and can transfer it directly to an optical data transfer surface or ODTS, essentially a thin panel that gets attached to the front of a computer screen or other electronic device. DataStickies would contain special pressure-sensitive, conductive adhesive that could be reused without leaving marks, according to the designers. You could also write on them, and their edges would light up when they're transferring data.