Here’s an interesting use of the USB flash drives that are everywhere these days, the Flashpoint USB Drive lets you copy data to it from another drive without needing to be plugged into a PC.
Basically how it works is that the Flashpoint is a hermaphrodite, it has both a male and female connection. (Other USB drives have a male connector, and laptops/computers etc have a female connection.)
To use the Flashpoint USB Drive you just mate the male part of another USB drive to the female part of the Flashpoint and press it’s button, all the data in a “share” directory on the male gets squirted over to the female.
It all sounds dirty and sordid to me!