My first 10k hits on a story happened sometime today.
I can’t wrap my head around that. That is so many.
dataSTICKIES are the next generation of data portability. They are graphene-based flash drives that replace USB pen drives and hard discs.
USB-based drives can be inconvenient to use as the positioning and insertion of the drive in the USB slot needs to be done precisely. When the slots are at the rear of a device, as is the case for many desktop computers, this task becomes even more troublesome.
dataSTICKIES solve this problem by carrying data like a stack of sticky-back notes. Each of the dataSTICKIES can be simply peeled from the stack and stuck anywhere on the optical data transfer surface (ODTS), which is a panel that can be attached to the front surface of devices like computer screens, televisions, music systems, and so on. The special conductive adhesive that sticks the dataSTICKIES to the ODTS is the medium that transfers the data. This special low-tack, pressure-sensitive adhesive is capable of being reused without leaving marks like a repositionable note. When the dataSTICKIES are being read by the device, their edges light up.
Sometimes I get really sad because when I was a kid, the other kids at school told me you could only like Marvel or DC. And I was big into Batman AND the X-men, but if the rules were you had to choose, whatcha gonna do? So I picked Batman.
Then I was promptly homeschooled and missed the whole “oh shit I don’t have to obey” movement that kids go through where they stopped believing everything they are told.
Fast forward to now, and basically everything I ever loved about Batman is gone except when I revisit old stuff, and I am going through Marvel wikis trying to figure out how to ration my time.
Little me, you misplaced your faith, first in the other kids, and then in DC.