Memory Dongle That Wouldn’t Die

Posted on February 02, 2004 in misc


A couple of years ago I bought a memory dongle. You know, one of those little devices you can plug into a USB port on your computer and it shows up as a disk drive. It is damn convenient and I always carry it with me. For a while, it was attached to my keychain, but the little clip that held it in place snapped. So, ever since I’ve been carrying it around in my pants pocket. So, I’m sure you can imagine what happened recently. When I was doing laundry last week I heard this nasty sound coming from the dryer. After the cycle was finished, I found the little memory dongle inside. I figured that there was no way it could have survived the soap, hot water, spinning, rinsing, and drying. But on a whim, I decided to plug it into one of my old computers. To my surprise, it still worked! Amazing! I guess if it ever gets dirty, I now know that its washer-safe. :-)