I was going to blog about my visit to the (quite amazing if you're into American literary history) Free Library of Philadelphia's Poe exhibit today. But unfortunately I can't find the picture that Kyle Cassidy shot of me standing next to the statue of Johannes Fust, so instead you get the hideously amateurish shot of a product so useless that I had to buy it.
And what is it, you ask? It's a device that will turn your memory card into a thumb drive! Yes! If you've forgotten to bring along your thumb drive but you have remembered to bring along the thumb-drive sized device, why then, you're all set.
No wonder they were selling it off at Micro Center for only 99 cents.
But here's the snapper: It comes with a short USB cable. Which means that it's a perfectly functional SD card reader. So, really, it's a perfectly good product. Only they packaged it as a dumb one, so somebody surely took a bath on it.
Another chapter in the annals of heroic capitalism.