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End of an Era - MtnVwPilot

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.

Goodbye, old friend; farewell.

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Date:April 23rd, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
This made me giggle so much. I think everyone has such a box of Swingline Standard Staples gathering the dust of decades in their desks. In fact, maybe we all have the same box, which occupies S-space.