[New Yorker, March 18, 1944.]
“Jot it down — Do it — Tear it out — Live notes only!” It’s like Getting Things Done with perforations. Note the clever names for the other products: Billminders and Miss Gadabout. Miss Gadabout!
Google Books has dingy-looking scans of Robinson Reminder advertisements from as early as 1915. The slogan — “Live notes only,” minus the exclamation point — was already in place. That slogan does seem to go with early-twentieth-century notions of efficiency. Clear the decks: history is bunk, right?
Here, from 1921, sharpened, straightened, and neatened up, is the patent for the Robinson Reminder:
If you cannot get enough of the Robinson Reminder, A Continuous Lean has a post with some fine photographs.
Previously on Orange Crate Art
Pocket notebook sighting (a Robinson Reminder in the movies)
Thursday, June 28, 2012
By Michael Leddy at 1:18 PM