The Future of Flash Drives

By Deane Barker on March 19, 2005

Computer files in your pocket: A good article on the ubiquity of the Flash drive, and where the technology is headed.

[…] some industry insiders see an even bigger future for the tiny devices. Instead of taking a laptop on trips, it’s possible to just stick a flash drive into a pocket or purse and turn whatever computer you sit down at into a copy of your own.

Standing in the way of this enticing vision are two S-words: standardization and security, says Steffen Hellmold, president of the USB Flash Drive Alliance, another industry group trying to get manufacturers to agree on setting standards for applications on flash drives.