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Storage Security

The real meaning of… NAND

NAND flash memory remembers things, even when the lights are down and the electricity is off. It doesn’t need power in order to hold onto data. At least that’s what they want you to believe. 

Hang on a second. Isn’t information power? And what’s data, if not power. If you look up data, knowledge and power, in Roget’s Thesaurus they are all listed together in one section. Coincidence? I don’t think so. Never heard of Roget’s Thesaurus? Well you won’t have done, because it’s a book - something the general public doesn’t get access to, unless they enter a shop.

But, if you can get past security, you will find plenty of copies of Roget’s Thesaurus in the offices of The Pentagon, GCHQ and Whitehall. And here’s another thing. The people that work in those places all went to elite establishments like Oxbridge in the UK and America’s notorious Ivy League University. Co-incidence? I don’t think so. 

Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find even more stuff that, as they say in the side bars of Paid Content, The Government Doesn’t Want You To Know About. 

NAND flash memory is being touted as a non-volatile storage technology that could make the world’s data centres run much more efficiently. The ultimate goal of NAND flash development is to cut the cost per bit and boost chip capacity so that flash memory muscle out the old fashioned hard disks that were installed by ‘The Storage Mafia’. 

Sounds very civic minded. But who owns these massive, mysterious, monstrosities ringed by barbed wire and security cameras? That’s right, global corporations with direct links to the Bildberberg Group. And here’s another thing. A simple search for “Nasdaq” and “NAND Flash” and “Storage” will reveal a roll call of companies with a foot in both camps. The links between the storage mafia and the Flash mob don’t end there. 

There’s more. NAND has a finite life and individual cells fail so you have to buy more, said an insider who begged us not to reveal his name. And, well oh well, guess what NAND is a reference to: obscure Boolean logic, in which an ancient code of decision making, known as a ‘Not AND Gate’, is used to verify situations. 

But hang on, amalgamate those three words and what do you get? NotAndGate. If that doesn’t sound like a scandal I don’t know what does. They’re hiding in clear sight.


Also read:

The real meaning of… ‘As A Service’
The real meaning of… Bitcoin
The real meaning of… ChatBots
The real meaning of Disruptive Technology
The real meaning of… the e-prefix
The real meaning of… Futurology
The real meaning of…3G and 4G
The real meaning of… Hard-wired
The real meaning of... Information Age - interruptive technology
The real meaning of… Jabber
The real meaning of…. Killer apps, Kyoto, Keyword stuffing and Knowledge
The real meaning of… Legacies and Leverage, Leadership and Language
The real meaning of… Mobile, Machines and the Malware Man-in-the-Middle


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Nick Booth

Nick Booth worked in IT in the UK’s National Health Service, financial services and The Met Police, witnessing at first hand the disruptive effects of new technology. As a journalist and analyst, his mission is to stop history repeating itself.

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