I really like USB. I carry a USB drive with me at most times, it’s great for quick file transfers and I keep a lot of my “commonly copied files” on it for easy use. I know, I’m not as creative as those who figured out how to boot XP from USB, but that’s a little out of my scope anyways. By the way, I like my Lexar Jumpdrive apparently a lot more than this guy likes his “HAL 9000” drive.
I also have a USB (mini) cable with me, which I can use to charge my PPC6700 or BlackBerry (ugh, when I carry it – it’s awful – more some other time). It also connects to my 8-in-1 flash drive adapter for reading various sticks/cards or to my digital camera for quick synch or webcam use.
So, when I flew Air Canada this morning, I was extremely surprised to see the USB port sitting in the back of the seat in front of me. I tried plugging in a few things, with no response, but it left me extremely curious as to what I might be able to do with such a port. If only I had the Barbie USB drive to try out!!!
By the way, if anyone from Air Canada is listening: if the screen is a touchscreen, how about using the USB port to let a traveler listen/watch their own media in-flight, with a simple touch-based interface? I’ll help design a good one for free even! Well, maybe not free, maybe a bunch of miles?