The journey of Printed Sticky Notes

A printed sticky note could well be the answer for those forgettable people out there, how useful would it be to just write those little notes down on a sticky paper? stick it to the wall or work you need to remember. Our memories, however, do need a little help sometimes, for example where was the last place you put your car keys?

We store things as long term memory due to the feeling or emotion we get when something has happened, say when a loved one dies you will remember this because of the grief you felt the day it happened and this will stay in your long-term memory bank.

Short-term memory, for example, is when last week you went for a meal can you remember the exact meal and conversation you had, no because this may be a weekly occurrence and this will be stored in your short-term memory bank.

A sticky note is stationary in which you can use to apply on things and it will stay stuck, and when you take it down doesn't leave any residue. The way these notes are stuck is because of the small strip of adhesive on the back. The inventor of the sticky note was Arthur Fry, he joined the company 3M (an American multinational corporation) where he came up with the invention the adhesive product which makes these sticky notes stick.

At first, there was no luck with the invention of the sticky note, nobody was able to understand its uses however Arthur Fry thought up some ideas of what the sticky note could actually be used for and he used one to bookmark a page. In 1981 the sticky note finally came into shops and was finally excepted as useful, these notes were relaunched from 'Press And Peel' to 'Post It Notes' and they spread to Europe and Canada.

However, in 2003 they came up with another idea to make sticky notes more sticker and in 2006 the post-it notes were being sold in more than 100 countries worldwide. In fact, the common yellow colour for a sticky note was accidental, it just so happened that the scrap paper in the labs next door were yellow and they did all there experiments on these scrap pieces of paper making the common colour for all sticky notes to be bright yellow.

However nowadays we can have any colour we desire and not to mention shapes we can choose from heart shapes, thumb up shapes, diamond and many more. But these little sticky notes were note just used for reminders they were used as creative art in 2001 a lady named Rebecca Murtaugh used $1000 worth of sticky notes all over her bedroom walls, she used the bright yellow colour scheme this was a new era of contemporary art. Also, big portraits on sticky notes became famous and more and more artists were using these sticky notes for art work.

Don't be afraid to get help in remembering your assignments or work that needs to be finished, just write it on a sticky note and this will help you remember to do it later. These Printed sticky notes are to help us remember those small things we can forget in a busy everyday life.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-it_note#cite_note-Green-7

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