Something made me curious again.

There is a device that you can stick into your computer that can hold information but it is called two different names but mean the same thing, a Flash Drive and a Thumb Drive.

Now I may be dumb at times but my question is ‘why does it have two names that mean the same exact thing?’ They should just call it one or the other.

I call it a Flash Drive, which is appropriate because it can store video and files on it. Makes sense to me.

A Thumb Drive sounds like your either driving a car with only your thumb or that you have an external hard drive built into your thumb.

I have never understood the term Thumb Drive. Maybe because you use your thumb to push and pull it out of your computer and it is as big as your thumb.

I don’t know.

Flash drive just makes more sense to me and I grew up hearing it called a Flash Drive more.

I will probably get different answers for the term Thumb Drive but I will always think of people just using their thumbs to drive their cars.

Oh well, maybe some things are just better to be left a mystery to me.


One thought on “Something made me curious again.

  1. That’s funny, driving with only the thumbs. It conjures up some strange mental pictures!

    Nice job posting. Keep up the good work.


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