Tape to ASF
Pretty Cool looking.
I'd be a little concerned about trashing the connector or
getting short circuit inducing lint into it (I actually do sometimes
have steel wool in my pocket :-)
As an alternative 64Mb PCMCIA flash cards are rather useful.
Where the keychain would be useful is transferring data
to desktop PCs that do not have PCMCIA slots.
I use a 32Mb Compact Flash card to transfer presentations at GSRC
The same CF memory fits into the Nikon camera.
Compact Flash cards are at
Microtech 64Mb cards w/ an adapter are $149.
Microtech 96Mb CFF96MB/A cards w/ an adapter are $209.
Unfortunately, the Olympus uses a different format, but
we could probably buy memory in that form factor
SmartMedia cards are at
64Mb is the largest size, and they cost $139 + $39 for a PCMCIA card
reader or $79 for a Floppy reader.
One thing to be aware is that NT does not support USB, but
will support PCMCIA cards. Also, I'm not sure about the
USB data transfer rate vs. the PCMCIA flash card. I think
the PCMCIA cards are faster, but I'm not sure.
The PCMCIA cards also work with Mac laptops, the USB drives
The keychains cost
BTW - The full Pt II installer, Cygwin setup and the JDK
are about 68 Mb, so we would need to get a larger size to
transfer all the stuff necessary for the tutorial.
So, if you are serious about wanting to do installs.
go with the 96Mb card, which is compatible with what we have.
If you want something cool, then go ahead and try the
USB key fobs.
We should get a couple of these to have at the miniconference (!).
It would be very cool to run Ptolemy off them...
Christopher, what do you think? Since Mary isn't here, I could
buy a couple using my credit card.
At 12:20 PM 2/11/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>Someone pointed me to this cool gadget:
>It is flash memory storage in a key chain form factor. The
>cool thing is that it plugs into USB port and shows up
>as another hard drive. The 64MB version can probably hold the
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