Monday, March 05, 2012

Why did 3M mess with a good thing?

Like using the term "a bridge too far," referring to an effort was stretched beyond its anticipated capacity, I must place this tag upon the 3M Corporation, makers of the famed Post-It Notes. Having used its NEW full-sticky (my name, not 3M's) notes this weekend at the North Texas Irish Festival, I can confidently declare that 3M has tried to fix what wasn't broken. These new pads, distinguished ONLY by rounded bottom edges, SUCK! - a good professional word. Unless you get your nails done at Madame Fu Manchu's salon, it takes too much precision work to pry apart one sheet from another. You end up wasting notes instead of wasting the time it take to unstrip them.
I know it was a good idea at the time to develop a memo pad that REALLY could adhere itself to more surface, but I kinda though that WAS the original purpose of the Post-It note - to pull right off and just by stuck on something really fast! Now it's like getting unstuck from flypaper. Thanks in the future, but no thanks! And people, STOP reinventing the wheel when it rolls just fine...

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