It’s one of those simple things that makes you think “Surely I could have invented it” – The Post-it note. A little piece of paper with an adhesive back.
Like plants, Post-it notes come in various sizes (see what I did there?) There’s even a super sticky note.They’re also come in an array of colours Red, Pink, Green, Orange… the list goes on and on. Somehow my colour seems to be Pink – but the most popular colour of sticky note is yellow or as 3m have trademarked it ‘Canary Yellow sticky note’.
They’re used to remind us to do things, let others know about things and then there’s the other world where Post-it notes are being used to create ART – just check out our other blog post. (Let us know of any others that you see around the web, would you?)
So for something that the chemist Spencer Silver accidentally created for 3M in 1968 – and which flopped when the product was initially launched in 1977 – the office world has come a long way in embracing the Post-it note.