Did You Know: Flash Memory is Named After the Camera Flash

Here’s an interesting piece of trivia: did you know that flash memory is named after the camera flash?

The memory cards used in digital cameras are a type of flash memory, or “electronic (solid-state) non-volatile computer storage medium that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed.”

Flash memory was invented back in the 1980s by a Japanese electrical engineer named Fujio Masuoka who was working for Toshiba. Writing data to flash memory involves changing certain bits from 1 to 0,...

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