Sunday, April 4, 2010

It's Happening

I think I've begun to embrace my inner nerd.  As of today I finally bit down whatever pride I had and attached my jump drive* to my keys.  This is an extremely common practice among nerds engineers because as we're going about our day doing engineer-y things like taking SEM pictures, copying someone's homework, lab testing, etc. you really just don't know when you need to bust out your jump drive!  You'll need immediately to transfer data from computer to computer, home to work, or from random data taking device to your laptop.

I really did resist.  Six whole years of being an engineer and I resisted.  One because I really hate things being on my keys (I think I've mentioned this before).  But more importantly, having a jump drive on your keys instantly labels you as a nerd.  No escaping it.  The evidence is right there, in your hand or on your person at all times.  But by golly** it's so convenient!  Let's go take some data and then move it!

*(Most people I know call this a flash drive but that's in reference to the type of memory it is and I just can't sink that low yet)
**(I'm sorry.  "By Golly" is really lame.  I know this.  But it's Easter and I feel that I can't go anywhere near swearing on Easter)


Elizabeth Downie said...

Haha, you're right. Only nerds do this. But some of my best friends are nerds who do this so I am not judging you at all. lol

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Hehe, I've never done that before, but I think the convenience outweighs the nerdiness.

k nelle said...

It starts with the USB drive and then leads to other nerdy things. Thus begins the slippery path. However, it is really very useful. I've had mine attached for years now.
Welcome to the club!