In most technologies, the physical seems to be less and less important than the digitally weightless.
Device sizes continue to shrink, and with wearable technology, whole software functions can be initiated with little more than a kind of tattoo.
I must admit a preference for the tangible side of technology, though, especially when it’s well designed.
Having seen the new Gigs 2 Go system, I am very pleased with the simple initiative to bring a little emphasis to the physical side of tech.
The Gigs 2 Go design is based on a credit-card-sized pack of USB flash drives perforated to quickly load and share with a friend, colleague or future client.
Each pack includes four flash drives that come in four, eight or 16 Gigabyte versions, dubbed “The Creative,” “The Photographer” and “The Diplomat” in order of size.
The on-board memory chip is waterproof and shockproof, and the whole setup is easy to use, recyclable and derived from eco-friendly materials.
What does a product like Gigs 2 Go spell for the future of digital information? Is it something ephemeral like the bytes of data it carries, or is it something tangible like the textured paper pulp from which it’s designed? Does the Gigs 2 Go system merge digital and analog technology?
Photo Credit: Gigs 2 Go
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