It’s the thirtieth anniversary of the invention of Post-It Notes this week. They were invented by Geoff Nicholson, a Brit working in the States for 3M. Geoff, now in his seventies and living in Texas sagely said “Research is the transformation of money into knowledge. Innovation is the transformation of knowledge into money,” Other pearls of wisdom from the great man, the sort of thing people scribble on his invention, stare at for a day and then loose include that “Creativity and inspiration are when you see an accident and recognise its value” ,a handy one for our trade, and less up-beat “”Every great new product is killed at least three times by managers.”
Geoff’s tenacity won through and his semi sticky pads became ubiquitous. And without them, we wouldn’t have these wonderful creations.
This from Mad Silence, one of our favourite non design blogs. Are we alone in actually quite liking the sofa and pillow? And from the same site,
I love the idea of this being somewhere which is for sale. Lets hear the Realtor (Estate Agent, for Brits) explain this one. And how would you drive to the viewing?
Coming straight from work?
This is not the Modenus office!
And at the end of that long hard day…