Round and round I go
Score: 271 - Votes: 10 - Highest vote: 1st (Mogri)
Bulgakov said:(4x6") Ideal for daily task lists, or instructions on a project that that involves more than a couple of steps. I outline and scope on these all the time.
(3x3") The standard square, essential for short notes on one topic
Violentvixen said:Fun fact: "Sticky notes" are specifically banned according to the Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 11 Good Manufacturing Practices because of Data Integrity concerns. Someone could modify the data later (no longer Contemporaneous or Attributable) or lose the note by forgetting to attach it to the lab notebook (no longer Original, Enduring or Available). This is one of the many, many, reasons I'm happy to be in R&D rather than GMP, we're still not allowed to use them for data recording, but we are able to take notes on them for data review. If anyone from R&D needs to go into the GMP area we have to take some qualification quizzes and there's ALWAYS a question about post-its to remind us not to use them. Many pharmaceutical employers outright ban the purchase of post-its at the corporate level to avoid writeups during an FDA audit.
Kirin said:the best scrap paper, it stays where you put it
Dracula said:Are these dumb, or are they absolute genius? Regardless, we can't stop using them.
Falselogic said:I love the classic yellow sticky note but I love them in every color and size.
JBear said:Sticky notes can get *completely* fucked. I don't want a note that I need to fold in half before it becomes usable.
What if note, but sticky? While it looks like not quite everyone is on board with Post-its, they are the favorite by a wide margin. Sorry, JBear.
The Post-it is the quintessential "leave a note" supply. About to leave work but need to remember something tomorrow? Write it on a Post-it and stick it to your monitor. Leaving the house but need to tell your roommate something? Stick it on the fridge. And then there's the "swim lane" approach of writing tasks on Post-its and moving them from column to column to keep their statuses up-to-date.
And that's just scratching the surface. Post-its can be art. Other office supplies can make art, but few of them can claim to be a medium on their own -- canvas and paint at the same time.
Sure, you don't always want your note to be sticky, and I think our list reflects that, but by popular demand, the Post-it is the undisputed king of the office supplies.
Clippit said:You may have heard the story: in 1968, Dr. Spencer Silver, a 3M scientist, had set out to develop a super-adhesive, but he accidentally created the weak, reusable adhesive now used for the Post-it note. It was several years before anyone came up with a use for the adhesive, and the Post-it note wasn't actually sold until 1980.