Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The Paperclip - Leslie
The paperclip has been described as "the essence of form follows function". With its twisted design, the paperclip creates pressure which allows it to hold sheets of paper together. Unlike the staple, the paperclip does not damage the paper in any way and can also be easily removed. Over history, the paperclip has been used in many different circumstances. For example, during WWII, patriots wore the paperclips in their lapels in order to show their resistance to the Nazis. This later led the paperclip to be a national symbol in France. If unwound, the paperclip is thin and its tip can be used to fix computers or press tiny, reset buttons.