Sticky notes , also known as Post-it notes or repositionable notes ; are small pieces of paper that feature a light adhesive on the back. The adhesive allows the notes to be attached to a wide variety of documents and surfaces and removed and reattached multiple times.
Post-it notes started out as three-inch squares that were canary yellow in color. Today, sticky notes can be found in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Here goes a few more curious facts about Post it notes
> Spencer Silver, a 3M scientist, created the the reusable adhesive while trying to make a super strong one.
> 3M developer, Arthur Fry, used the adhesive on his bookmark inside his song book at church. He eventually started using them at work.
> The original canary yellow color was also an accident. It just so happened to be the color of the scrap paper the scientist used to test his adhesive. This color still remain as the largest seller though a variety of colors are available as of now.
>Today, everyone knows Post-It notes as an amazing success story, what they forget is that it took more than 10 years for the product to finally get the internal support to reach its target market.
Hence, the lesson learned is , you just need a dedicated internal team who really see the value in something to keep pushing and improving a product until they find a way that shows the right value for it to become a successful innovation