Do you Dead Drop?

During the golden age of spying, the dead drop was an invaluable tool: a letter, picture or bit of microfilm would be deposited in a secret hiding place—often a hallowed out rock, or false bit of brick—for another spy to pick up.  Nowadays, USB keys embedded in concrete walls with the tip sticking out are used to share files offline, in a public space. (

‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessible to anybody in public space. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop is installed empty except a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is open to participation.