Saturday, May 31, 2008

My Tiny Mind



I spoke of the wonderment of seeing my first pocket calculator the other day. Maybe it's just that small things amuse small minds, but I am quite taken by the small wonder that I'm holding in my hand in the above picture. If you can't quite guess, it's a 120 gig external hard drive for the laptop that I port over to Nikki Dee's everyday.

My laptop is three years old and has a smallish hard drive. All of my photos plus all of my tunes on iTunes (for my iPod) take up way too much space for the computer's drive. While I already keep all sorts of files on another external drive, that one is too cumbersome to carry about daily, so when I saw this little beauty on sale, I took the plunge.

It doesn't need a power supply, and I can install programs on it and plug it into other computers if need be. While it's mainly for storage, it's nice to have options. Needless to say, I really like it.

As I said, small things amuse small minds. Which means that my brain must be extraordinarily tiny.

7 comments:

womaninawindow said...

OH NO! I'm gonna hide this one from my husband. If it's a new gadget he's gonna think he needs it! EEK...

Donna said...

I'll post a pic of my external on my picture blog..size of a book! Your's smaller and I think, holds more...right?? I threw away the box that said how many gig. I think 2gig...Yours looks so Handy!!! I like it better I think!! Happy day to you!hughugs

Coll said...

I think this is a truly marvelous device and am also thinking that I must get one for myself.

When it comes to our amazing world of technology, I love nothing better than some new little toy that just knocks my socks off. :-)

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

So you are a gadget guy! I would not have guessed it.

daffy said...

I've never been very gadgety, not sure why. I guess the word 'bamboozled' was invented for me. You are right though... it is amazing! :o)

Mary said...

My youngest grandson is always intrigued with gadgets such as the external hard drive. He likes any kind of gadget and likes to take things apart and put them back together. I think this is something that will stay with him for life.

I need one of those external hard drives for all of my photos. I enjoyed my visit.

Mary

mreddie said...

I believe you have flung a craving on me. :) ec