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National Flash Drive Day on April 5 commemorates the date inventors filed their patent for the first USB Flash Disk. Their invention revolutionized the way we store and manage digital data!

As information flowed from our fingertips, the flash drive became the go-to storage device. Called by many names, the USB (universal serial bus) drive makes digital data more accessible than ever before. Today, we effortlessly store photos, transfer files and upload gigabytes. Not only that, but flash drives contribute to making the world a better place.

Making a Difference

By stretching budgets and services, these super functional devices make virtual classrooms possible. They provide access to information to parts of the world many of us take for granted. In third world and oppressed countries, flash drives go where the information superhighway cannot. Despite being classics to a majority of the population, books considered contraband become windows to the world around them. Comparatively, movies and radio recordings provide the same information to people in underdeveloped countries. In homeless communities, flash drives keep people connected by giving them access photos and a resumé; these items may be a lifeline of hope.

Tuck a few bytes into your pocket and celebrate National Flash Drive Day with a few new ways to appreciate the USB drive.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Whether you save pictures or back up files, consider how versatile the thumb drive is. Play a retro game or if you have extra devices, donate them to a good cause. Charities across the country deliver your donations to schools, homeless shelters, and nations in need.  Use #FlashDriveDay to join the excitement and spread the word about National Flash Drive Day.

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