Dribble Glasses and Sticky Notes

Lee Daniel Crocker (lcrocker@mercury.colossus.net)
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 11:59:18 -0800 (PST)

> > What's the opposite of a dribble glass? A simple, effective piece
> > of technology that does its job so well and so naturally that we don't
> > have to think about it? The ballpoint pen?
> I'd say the #2 redwood pencil. Or pencil & paper considered as a system.

Paper I can see, but pencils are too complicated, requiring an extra
piece of non-obvious technology to keep them operational. But that
brings to mind something that seems like a good fit: sticky notes.
A modern invention that everyone immediately knew exactly how to use
and why and when, and that performs its job admirably.

OK, so there's my award show: The (weekly?) Dribble Glass and
Sticky Note Technology Awards. To keep the list traffic down,
please send your nominations to me and I'll compile the responses
for the group. A box of sticky notes to those whose nominations
are awarded (and maybe better prizes if it catches on).

Lee Daniel Crocker <lee@piclab.com> <http://www.piclab.com/lcrocker.html>
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