LATELY — 22 November 2000

They do Things Differently in China

They do things differently in China.

My office-mate, Tao, is originally from China, and he has a Chinese stapler.

You know how on some staplers, the little metal plate that bends the staple around is reversible, so that you can bend the staples either inward or outward? Well, Chinese staplers have the same feature, but mechanism is, er, somewhat different!