Sothebys has also, according to the New York Times, sent out more than 10,000 USB sticks (thumb drives) which feature electronic versions of catalogs. This decision is exciting for a number of reasons. First it is handy and you can put it in your pocket. As a collector you can examine all the data including high resolution photographs. It is easily downloaded and sent to colleagues. So what's the difference between between going online and using the thumb drive... simple, ease of use. I don't need to click through all those screens. I have the data where I want it, when I want it. I could live with a 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" format if I had the thumb drive with it.