on the story of the invention
of the Post-it Note, Dr. Silver
was looking for a bookmark that wouldn't fall out of his Hymn Book
. (This is what reading every Newsweek special insert
during childhood gets you) The adhesive he used for the Hymn bookmark had been tested and failed
for a different product.
A few interesting Post It innovations
: Post-it glue stick
, which (much to my chagrin
after assuming it was regular glue stick and using on a school project
) affixes the object with the strength of a Post-it. I don't know
why anyone would use it, nor if it is still manufactured
(mine turned up in my pencil drawer
and was labeled 'Not for individual sale
Another, more recent Post-it product is the transparent
post it. It's made of a sort of clear
, thin, plastic
. The best thing about these (besides the fact that they're more durable
and you can see the text
of whatever a normal, opaque Post-it would cover) is that when someone says "Wow, thats amazing
. Clear adhesive
!" you can say...
"Yeah. Like Scotch Tape."