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.
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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!

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Comments:

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

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