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Re: time sink 42
From: Nick Hilliard <nick () foobar org>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 22:27:55 +0000

On 16/02/2012 21:14, George Herbert wrote:
Brothers' are fine; buy the tapes that have the split-down-the-middle
backing on them.

It reduces the unpeeling problem from
more-time-than-the-label-took-to-type-in to about 2 seconds.  You just
grab the edges at an end and bend it, so the backing bulges outwards,
and off it starts to come.

Well, that's the theory anyway.  The reality is that the split doesn't
quite split, and because the tape is so small, you need a child's fingers
to open it out.  If you're doing all the labelling after a long day's work,
you might have worked up a sweat, in which case your hands will be covered
with salt - and we all know how well labels stick after being pawed at with
a salty fingernail.

Nick


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