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December 13, 2005

Finger Me? Finger You!

When perusing the webternet today I found this little gadget [fingergear.com] in a VMWare blog post. I thought to myself, oh cool, something I can carry around with me with a cross-platform platform. But wait, I then asked myself "um, how does it work?" And behold the mighty engdget! They had a whole bunch of comments [engadget.com] on this very product.

It seems that it's nothing more than a USB boot drive. And someone made the astute observation that 1. this could be done for next to nothing but some personal time and 2. the utility of this is limited in that most public hosts cannot be rebooted let alone boot off of a USB drive.

My opinion: Great idea! Poor implementation. :-(

Posted by Guy at December 13, 2005 8:13 PM