What started of as a single person and their idea to enlighten and unplug the community, as well as stick it to the man a little, has grown into global phenomenon. In 2010, Aram Barthol wanted to create “an anonymous, offline, peer-to-peer file-sharing network in public space.” He called them Dead Drops. In the wake of all sorts of anti-piracy litigation, ad campaigns and laws being made, this idea has caught on world-wide to the tune of over 1170 Dead Drop locations!
I am excited to look up the nearest Dead Drops on my next vacation. Imagine going on a European trip with some time to kill, you find a Dead Drop location and download some photos with directions to an awesome hidden location! Maybe locals helping you to find somewhere special off the beaten path, new music by up and coming artists, or even scavenger hunt clues and directions; the possibilities are endless and adventures unimaginable.