Stupid fat USB drive

What is it with USB keys and ports? I’m pretty sure there’s a standard about the physical dimensions, yet there are plenty of computers my Stupidly Fat 256Mb Lexar JumpDrive won’t plug into (I’m looking at you, Compaq/HP) due to lack of clearance. I have to tote a cable around with me to ensure it plugs in.

In other news, some guy’s made a Lego USB JumpDrive 256 MB… although why you’d do that is beyond me.