Of course, it almost seems that today’s flash drives were made for carrying our entertainment with us wherever we go. Games, movies, music and photos can all be stored on the devices and ran through anything outfitted with a USB port. In today’s world of ‘smart’ technology, it is almost near impossible to purchase electronics that do not feature a USB port. TVs, PCs/laptops and mobile devices are all outfitted with the latest standard of either USB 2.0 or 3.0, allowing us to indulge in every entertainment media imaginable even while on the go. They can be used as portable jukeboxes at parties, harnessed for movie night or used as a launching platform for gaming systems. They are far more than simple storage devices like CDs and DVDs and will still be around in one form or another long after they are gone.
— Cabe Atwell is an engineer and freelance writer for EE Times, Design News, and EDN.
Running a website from a flash drive doesn't seem to be that much of a breakthrough. Since you have to be connected to the Internet for it to work, you could instead upload the changes to the cloud hosted website. That way the web site would still work even when the computer was turned off. [And I have no idea what the load implications are for the laptop and the USB if they are hosting the website.]
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