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Geek Space of Gautham Ponnu

02 November 2010

'Dead Drops' - NYC

I mean this is wicked. It's really a brilliant idea. Have USB's pluggable into the wall.

Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project.

Dead Drops

'Dead Drops' - NYC

Anonymous file sharing. This is innovation. I could never ever walk away from one of those without plugging in.

Although, I could come up with a zillion ways of misusing this - from building an USB bomb to loadin it with gory images.

However, one must not forget that plugging and playing everywhere will lead to contraction of different STD viruses .

P.S: Std - Standard :P