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Nederlander David Rudolf Bakker adds this particularly ingenious improvisation to the already-impressive repertoire of off-label uses for binder clips. [via Boing Boing]

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • unigamer

    That is a genius idea!

  • TimLillis
  • cyenobite2

    Huh, I’ve had a similar setup at my office too, but never thought of showing it to others, just seemed like a quick fix.
    I keep the clip on a wire file system on my desk, then run the ethernet cable through the silver part, to prevent the cable from falling back behind the desk.

    But…
    Tim, I was also admiring your desk… is that an IKEA desk?

    • TimLillis

      @cyenobite2 – Yes, I think it is. It actually came with my office space though, so I’m not certain. It’s “L” shaped.

  • Wampum

    We were so bothered by this occurence that we acually made a wire keeper/redirect. Sourced it all locally and gave them to clients for Christmas.

    Here’s the link.

    http://www.fig40.com/2009/12/greenhorn-for-figforty/