The gang over at Treehuger have an entry up about a clever new stapler:
If a stapler doesn’t use staples, then shouldn’t it be called a stapless? Or maybe an unstaple? We’ll leave that one to the linguists, but for the time being, we’ll refer to it as the manufacturers do, as a “staple-less stapler.” Instead of using the tiny pieces of metal that add up to lots of waste, this ingenious little device joins your papers by punching a small, neat hole in your documents and folding the remaining flaps together for a secure binding. No paper is torn off of your sheets and there’s nothing to toss out or pry apart with your fingernails. So simple, but so smart. We’re sure even Milton would give up his red Swingline for this. $5.95 ::ShiptheWeb.com
Gotta admit, that’s pretty cool. I’m curious how well documents secured in this fashion tend to hold up or what kind of limit on the number of pages it has, but it’d still make a fascinating conversation piece even if it’s functionality is somewhat limited.