Endangered Office Supply Products: The Hole Puncher
When I was a kid, a staple (pun intended) of playing “office” – oh yes, I loved playing me some office – besides a cup filled with pens, binders, paper and some of my mom’s discarded file folders my corporation was not complete without a hole puncher. One of those government issue looking jobs that looked a little like the instrument shoe salespeople use to measure your feet. I am more than a little fascinated by origin stories of everyday products around my home. So it was with hole puncher. Friedrich Soennecken applied for the patent in 1886 and over hundred years later, you’d be hard pressed to find someone outside the scrap-ing community who gives much thought to hole punchers or Friedrich Soennecken for that matter. As our world become increasingly more digital – ha, that totally sounds like the set up for some badly written spamlinkbaiting global marketing solutions type blog post – is there still a place for the humble hole puncher? Does your home office even have one?