Yesterday I incurred a standard gym injury. While replacing a barbell on the J-hooks of the rack, I managed to catch the tissues of my hand between the hook and the barbell, basically tearing and gouging out a small V of flesh.
Which meant that after cleaning out the wounds and so forth, I had to deal with Band-aids.
I don't remember the name of the guy who invented them, but I do remember the important gist of the story, he did it because his wife was a complete klutz. Before Band-Aids, what you'd do is cut a small piece of gauze and then tape it in place with medical tape. His wife was so frequently hurting herself that to be sarcastic he pre-made a bunch of these, taped them to wax paper, and told her just to help herself when needed. It was an insanely useful idea, and the product was a hit.
Note the use of the past tense. "Was".
It's all part of the corporate world to take a product that works, and nerf it somehow. In the pursuit of profit, the Band Aid people…