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Thumb Drive...Drive

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We know that most of you have an old unused thumb drive laying around just taking up space. Ok not much physical space, but you get the drift.


Inveneo, a San Francisco based non-profit has the solution. They are asking for as many 16mb or larger thumb drives as they can get their hands. That way they can help out with things like school labs in Uganda, Rwanda, and Mali. Oh and donations are tax deductible.

Thumb Drive Drive [Inveneo]

Donate your old USB thumb drives to African school labs [Boing Boing]

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I am trying to understand how a school full of kids without computers will use thumb drives. Where are all these classrooms with computers?

Also, be very careful that all your sensitive data is off the drive. A format of the drive will do nothing to clear it off. Inveneo should be detailing how they will clear the drives or what a user should do to clear the drive. Otherwise, they are putting themselves in a very bad spot when information from these drives starts to get out.

BTW, I don't get the graphics of Poor School + Thumb Drive = Walmart Smiley