Giving himself the finger

This one has got to go in the weird news pile: Jerry Jalava reportedly created a flash drive he wears in place of the missing section of one of his fingers.

You’ve heard of USB thumb drives, but you likely have not considered the real thing – a lost digit replaced by a USB Flash drive.

A Finnish programmer who lost his finger in a motorcycle accident has now replaced it with a prosthetic finger that has a USB drive built in. Jerry Jalava can now peel back his “nail” and reveal a 2GB “finger drive” for storing photos, movies and software.

The quote is from Daniel Ionescu’s article for ComputerWorld and the first person account is on Mr. Jalava’s blog with photos on his Flickr page. Hmmmm….Boing Boing must’ve already covered this.

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