How we got Tour de Flex on 1000 USB Drives for MAX 2008
We gave away 1,000 USB Flash drives at Adobe MAX this week. The drives contained the new Tour de Flex application and were very well received.
Most of you probably assumed that we (Adobe) ordered these drives with the files already on them, right? Well, the timing didn’t work out that nicely. We had to order the drives four weeks before the software was ready, so we elected to have them shipped to my house (2 large boxes)! When they arrived the week before MAX, I stared at them for a few minutes scratching my head and wondering if I had made a terrible mistake! But, like any good evangelist, I got resourceful.
I hosted a “Tour de Flex party” at my house and invited a few of my kid’s friends over and offered them a nice dinner in exchange for a few hours of tedious labor.
They did a fantastic job and we knocked out the whole pile in just over two hours. I shot a little video clip to share below.
- Unpacking team – Pat Belin, Lauren Rhyce
- Duplication Technician – Seth Varner
- Re-packing team – Anne Marie Fanning and Jane Nappi
- Buffer management (helped both sides depending on how large their stack was getting) – Carla Wilson (daughter)
We used the ProDuplicator 1 to 11 USB Drive Duplicator Device. It works as advertised and is very fast.