|Apr. 22nd, 2008 01:30 pm End of an Era|
There's a particular box of staples that's been in my desk forever. It's not like it's been lost in my desk, either; it's the box I've always turned to for replacement staples every few weeks, when I run out. It's just taken me a long time to work through it! I think I've been working my way through that same box of 5000 "Swingline Standard Staples, SF-1 Sharp Point, 210 per strip, fits all standard staplers" staples for at least 20 years, perhaps since I first went to Berkeley as an undergrad. It has outlasted several staplers (none of them red, alas). It has been with me through 10 homes, 2 continents, 5 startups, and countless consulting jobs. And I just removed the last strip from the box, to reload my stapler.1 comment - Leave a comment
Goodbye, old friend; farewell.