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!