Product Type: Post-it in Homeware
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'It would take approximately 506,880,000 Post-it Notes to circle the world once..' Cool, eh...
Member Name: Decanus
Advantages: colourful and sticky, like an exotic Caribbean fruit
Disadvantages: No buttons or 'like' feature, no need to upgrade every 12 months
Even though I am in my 40s (early 40s, thanks for asking) I pride myself on being completely immature for my age; I still read comics, play computer games, watch all the hip new tv shows. I look forward to embarrassing my kids for years to come as they get older. I am pretty up with all the latest tech and gadgets, have a smartphone, an iPad etc, yet of late have found myself getting just a little bit old school...
...which brings us to the humble, yet vital post-it note block. For several years I have tried to use the 'reminder' function on my smartphone, or the 'notes' programme, but you know what,nothing beats the original post-it note. With the gadgets, I just forget to check them. Or the phone is turned off. Or has no charge. You get the picture. Now the humble post-it note never loses power, is never turned off, and is very difficult to miss. No-brainer really.
Invented in 1974, yet not widely in use until the 1980's when post-it notes became the new superstar of the office workplace (move over paperclips!), they were voted one of the top consumer products of the 80's and early 90's. If there is anyone reading this over 20 who has not had the pleasure of using post-it notes at work, ( especially useful for pranks), and 'accidentally' taking some home with them from the stationary cupboard, I'll be amazed. These were almost currency in my old office.
So what do we get with our post-it block? well, its not the sexiest thing you'll ever read but each cube has 450 sheets, measuring 76mm x 76mm, and a variety of bright and cheery colours to choose from...(if you like pastel blue, yellow, and pink that is). You can buy in smaller bundles but these blocks are the best value, as turnover tends to be high...especially when, like me, you make impromptu, amusing flip-books.
Joking aside, these are genuinely useful. When bills are due, or important calls need to be made, or nursery fees are coming up, I write down the necessary info and stick the post-it on my PC; weekly shopping consists almost entirely of whatever has been written on the post it notes stuck to the front of the fridge; and my wife amusingly sticks a post it note on the bath to remind me to 'wash the kids'...I can't pretend these are the answer to every household chore, but they are very handy and useful. They also make good page markers in books when you are studying, or even as an impromptu bookmark.
To get my point, they are not essential but extremely versatile and handy to have around (I've used two to doodle on while writing this; one of those houses where your pen never leaves the page, and a kind of duck/dinosaur hybrid). They stick to pretty much anything (even peoples backs, chuckle) and will be something that, although we use less, I suspect will always been around.
Although we may soon need 'post-it note use training days' for the younger generation....
Summary: Practical and useful
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