To many, the idea of whipping out your laptop and plugging in a random thumb drive you found in an alleyway sounds like a terrible idea -- it's basically the digital equivalent of a glory hole. But for those who spend time hunting for dead drops, it sounds like a wonderful idea -- like the digital equivalent of a glory hole!
The chance of getting a dick pic is approximately 100 percent.
The idea is the brainchild of Aram Bartholl of EYEBEAM, an experimental tech agency combining art with modern computing technology. Bartholl was inspired by the Cold War-era espionage technique of hiding sensitive information in plain sight -- say, behind a loose brick or under a creaky floorboard.
But what presumably started as an overkill way for Bartholl to hide his pornography has since blossomed into a global trend, with at least 1,500 known installations around the world, featuring anything from cute cat pictures to recipes to instructions on how to build bombs.
And actual bombs, maybe.