In terms of your thumb drive, previously, it cost a freaking RM140 for a 126MB thumb drive 3.5 years ago. Fast forward to our timezone now, one can get a 4Gb thumbdrive for a cost of RM40. Times have changed, technology has evolved.
Storage space is now not only comes in compact mode, it’s big and with more chips invented, there is more to come with the 16Gb already out in the market. Those days we don’t hear of Hard Disks at 1TB(TerraByte) for sale but now even a 500Gb is for sale for only RM300++ roughly about USD80-90.
With further more expectations of the human population now, technology has evolved. It looks like more technical needs are needed these days.