aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
« kiva: loans that change lives | Main Page | name that baby »
Bookmark 2.0
Posted by dav at 2006 February 25 03:08 PM
File under: Geek

At the Bloggy Mountain High thing in Colorado, I met Byron, the inventor of the wonderful Clip-n-Seal product. So inspired by his bloggish inventors spirit, I now share with you my greatest invention, Bookmark 2.0! :)

Useful Bookmark

I read a lot of nonfiction books and I like to mark certain passages for later reference. I've used the dogear technique often in the past, but I've come up with a new technique. I take a normal bookmark and stick a bunch of Post-It page marker slips on the back of it. Whenever I want to mark a spot in the book I just peel off a strip and stick it on the page.

Bookmark 2.0

It's been working out great, but I would add one more thing to make it the perfect bookmark: a pencil or pen built into the bookmark itself. Anyone know if such a thing exists?

1. Invent the worlds best bookmark.
2. ....
3. Profit!

Technorati Tags:


Well, I recently bought a 3-pack of replacement styluses (stylii?) for my Palm PDA. They're very thin, and if you pop the little end cap off, there is a ball-point pen underneath. You could probably rig a bookmark to hold it. You can see a picture of them at http://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyward/104418642/

Since they come in packs of three, I have more than I need, so if you like you can have one of them. Thanks for the tip about the Post-Its.

- Holly Ward

Posted by: Holly Ward on February 25, 2006 05:56 PM

hey! Jenn and I have been using this technique in our cooking magazines for a couple years. She came up with the idea after we wanted to make a recipe again and spent *forever* leafing through all our magazines tryng to find it.

Posted by: Paul on February 25, 2006 08:31 PM

This is actually a brilliant idea. Yet so simple... I suppose that's what makes things like this brilliant (and oft' overlooked).

Posted by: Edward Grefenstette on August 10, 2007 09:04 PM

Post a new comment:

Thanks for signing in, . Now you can comment. (sign out)

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Remember me?