Monday, November 11, 2013
Over the past few years, computers have adapted almost beyond recognition to meet the demands of modern consumers. In the past, desktop computers had both floppy disk and CD-ROM drives, but the most recent machines have done away with the disk drive in favour of USB slots instead, allowing users to plug devices in when they need them.
There are the obvious uses for these drives, like to plug in a portable USB drive like the ones you can buy from usbmakers.co.uk so that you can continue your work on any machine meaning no more late nights at the office or in the University library – you can work on a desktop or laptop at your leisure – and there are also plenty of novelty uses, like plugging in gadgets aimed at office desks to brighten up the day, such as USB foot warmers that are heated using the power from your computer!
There is no doubt that some USB devices are particularly useful, making life simpler for people trying to work on documents or projects and putting a smile on the face of stressed out office workers with looming deadlines; but there are plenty of other devices that make you wonder why manufacturers persist with USB drives in their machines because all they’re good for is plugging in a desktop chess game.
Well I’m in the corner that thinks they’re incredibly useful and practical, helping and entertaining us whenever we need them to, and I’ve got five examples for why: