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What is the point of... - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
What is the point of...
...Post-It index cards?

I mean, if you're going to stick something up on a survace, it doesn't really need to be card-weight paper, and if you're putting things on index cards, isn't most of the point that you're able to shuffle them and move them around? Was there a pressing need for index cards you could paste to your computer, when a plain old yellow Post-It just won't do it?
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olympe_maxime From: olympe_maxime Date: August 18th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Amen. And I'm still waiting for someone to tell me why we need toner. :)

keestone From: keestone Date: August 19th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC) (Link)
For laser printers and photocopiers or as part of a facial cleansing regime? :)

a.) Blank pages not so good.
b.) It probably depends on your skin and the kind of cleanser you use. Most cleansers leave a residue that makes my face feel icky, so I always use witch hazel as a toner afterwards. (TMI?)
olympe_maxime From: olympe_maxime Date: August 19th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was asking about facial toners. Hee. I use Noxzema (I don't care, laugh and call me a teenybopper, it works wonders for my dry skin), which is about the least drying cleansers out there, which would make it the most likely to leave a residue, right? Doesn't for me, though. I suppose it does depend on your skin... But then again, it simply doesn't make sense to me that a cleanser would leave a residue.

What a weird subject to talk about.
sreya From: sreya Date: August 18th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can think of lots of uses for post-it index cards - Jeopardy-type game boards, notes on a board that need to last a little longer than a post-it... it probably isn't an office staple (pun unintended), but it's not completely useless.
keestone From: keestone Date: August 19th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe they're designed to not curl up and fly off the wall and away at the slightest breeze? That's all I can think of. I have no clue. I've never seen them.
muggle_prof From: muggle_prof Date: August 19th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I feel that way about a lot of "brand extension" items (of course I'm drawing a blank for examples at the moment, though you'll find them in just about every aisle at the grocery store. ... Philadelphia cream cheese with jelly mixed in, for instance.)
etherealizabeth From: etherealizabeth Date: August 19th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)
...*that* sounds disgusting....much like black coke (coke with coffee in it).
slytherincesss From: slytherincesss Date: August 19th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I just bought a bunch of those yesterday with a specific purpose in mind. I'm going to actually do a formal outline of the remainder of one of WIPs, and I wanted something that I could look at, rearrange as needed, and that would stick to either the door next to my desk or a large piece of display board. The paper might get worn out from the constant rearranging.

So, that's my excuse!
blpurdom From: blpurdom Date: August 19th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
They're going after the office-supply addicts, you see. This time of year especially, they're wandering the aisles of Staples, jonesing for a fix, sniffing the sample Sharpies, inhaling the freshly-sawn wooden pencils, and when they see a new product like this their eyes light up. 3M is a terrible enabler of those who have this addiction. ;)
akilika From: akilika Date: August 19th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, dear, I thought I was the only one . . . ;)

(Seriously, I do have a few stationery products that I have NO idea what I ever intended to do with them--but I'm pretty sure I bought them just to make me happy. Aghh . . .)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 19th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, no. I'm also addicted to office supplies. Hell, I have strong opinions on how to use index cards, for cripes sake! :p
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