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Re: That screwdriver looks like a hammer...

by ambrus (Abbot)
on Aug 23, 2004 at 08:11 UTC ( #385022=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to That screwdriver looks like a hammer...

The extreme example being the lowly paperclip - in one study (admittedly done several decades ago), one one paperclip in 10 actually got used to clip papers together. The rest went to a variety of uses, many of which involve the wire being bent until it becomes a different tool. Or even just mangled as a convenient outlet for a desire to fidget.

Very true. I have used some paper-clips as screwdrivers. Those were of course paper-clips with a sharp end, like

______ [____>_>
not those with a round end like
______ [____)_)

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Re^2: That screwdriver looks like a hammer...
by Gilimanjaro (Hermit) on Aug 23, 2004 at 11:49 UTC

    You should submit these to the Pine maintainer as indicators of emails having attachments... ASCII 7 compliant graphics...
Re^2: That screwdriver looks like a hammer...
by PhilHibbs (Hermit) on Aug 26, 2004 at 17:35 UTC
    My "Demotivators" calendar is hanging from a hook made from a large paperclip right next to me.

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[choroba]: a "thinko"
[erix]: my app (google, really) makes that 1530 km...
[Eily]: google tells me 1662 km ...
[LanX]: Nancy? Somewhere near Metz ...
[Eily]: must be km farenheit or something :P
[Eily]: wow, don't say that in Nancy LanX :P
[erix]: maybe you used the car routes, I used the walking routes
[Eily]: there's a rivalry between the two cities, so defining one in terms of the other might not be well received
[Eily]: erix well I did click on the walking icon
LanX giggles!

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