Sunday, July 30, 2017

The supply closet

In The Boston Globe, John Segal, creative director for Crane & Co., describes a primal scene:

“I recall visiting my father’s office as a child and raiding the supply closet — so much to choose from. Rows of pencils, stacks of legal pads and steno notebooks, reams of paper (cotton bond, the good stuff), ‘corrasable’ typing paper, onion skin, carbon paper, Whiteout, reinforcements, mucilage.”
O corrasable paper. I feel a Zippy “over and over” coming on: Eaton’s Corrasable Bond! Eaton’s Corrasable Bond!

comments: 6

Diane Schirf said...

I had a professor or two who would not—would NOT—accept papers typed on that erasable typewriter paper. DON'T EVEN THINK OF SUBMITTING A PAPER ON THAT STUFF.

Diane Schirf said...

On another note: http://www.heraldonline.com/latest-news/article12273191.html from 2011.

Michael Leddy said...

Once I began teaching, I understood why so many of my professors had banned erasable paper. I banned it too, at least until a ban would have looked ludicrous.

Chris said...

This post brought back memories of a ritual from the last day of school when I was in high school (and I know I wasn't entirely alone in this): I would wander through the halls poking through piles of discarded spiral notebooks and Joredco composition books that still had some life in them and collect a few for future use.

Michael Leddy said...

I used to keep the paper clips from papers that students never picked up. Salvage work!

Diane Schirf said...

It took me a minute to remember why they didn't like it. Hard to write the snarky comments on. ;)