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Posted: 2/20/2006 3:09:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 4:39:24 AM EDT by bblake00]
Any body use them?

If so where can I get some that will last under heavy use?


All the ones I've found are kind of flimsy vinyl ones.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:16:47 AM EDT
Any nerds in the house...
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:24:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bblake00:
Any nerds in the house...



Yep.

It is spelled "protectors"

Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:28:24 AM EDT
Good ones are hard to find. Most of the folks at the big office supply places just look at you funny when you ask for one.

Does Tandy still make the old leather kits? Might make one that way.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:37:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 4:38:59 AM EDT by bblake00]

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:

Originally Posted By bblake00:
Any nerds in the house...



Yep.

It is spelled "protectors"




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Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:38:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bblake00:
Any body use them?

If so where can I get some that will last under heavy use?


All the ones I've found are kind of flimsy vinal ones.

VINYL

don't use them myself but I think they are always made from vinyl. never saw them for sale anywhere, usually they are a give away at trade shows??

click here for info.........

HISTORY OF POCKET PROTECTORS
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:42:23 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:56:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bob243:


gallery.angrytek.com/gallery/albums/album01/revengenerds_2.jpg



Smart ass.

I like that movie too.

But seriousley I keep several pens and take them in and out alot while at work and they just end up staining the shit out of my shirts.

I need some good quality ones that will last a good while.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:00:46 AM EDT
im a computer geek but you will never catch me with one of those. That would just be wrong
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:09:33 AM EDT

...I keep several pens and take them in and out alot while at work and they just end up staining the shit out of my shirts.


Buy better quality pens.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:16:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hardcase:

...I keep several pens and take them in and out alot while at work and they just end up staining the shit out of my shirts.


Buy better quality pens.



The pens work great. I forget to put the lid back on or forget to click it to retract it. So I end up with stains or places where I right on my shirt.

If I leave them lying around they walk off.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:19:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 5:20:05 AM EDT by GUNGUY1911]
Here's Mine! Leather works best!


Seriously though, some department stores carry leather ones back with the wallets and such!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:32:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GUNGUY1911:
Here's Mine! Leather works best!
img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Gunguy1911/000_0004.jpg

Seriously though, some department stores carry leather ones back with the wallets and such!



Nice.


I'll have to make a special trip. I'm not a big cepartment store shopper and I've never seen them there. Next time I'm in I'll have to take a look.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:13:45 AM EDT
A friend of mine wears a leather one. He calls himself the "Leather Nerd."
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:16:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
A friend of mine wears a leather one. He calls himself the "Leather Nerd."



Where did he get it from?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:38:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 6:41:24 AM EDT by bob-ar15]
http://infohost.nmt.edu/~shipman/write/nerd.html
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:56:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 6:59:36 AM EDT by Bob243]

Originally Posted By bblake00:

Originally Posted By Bob243:


gallery.angrytek.com/gallery/albums/album01/revengenerds_2.jpg



Smart ass.

I like that movie too.

But seriousley I keep several pens and take them in and out alot while at work and they just end up staining the shit out of my shirts.

I need some good quality ones that will last a good while.



Was on the other day, always fun movie to watch LOL Bump up the cruise control to 37

I just looked on staples and officemax, and thinkgeek neither list them, I was pretty surprised.
Last place I knew about was trade shows and stuff like that, used to be free

ETA PDAs, Cellphones, etc pretty much eliminated the need to carry a pen anywhere other than in your car.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:18:56 AM EDT
History of the
Pocket Protector



There was no such thing as a nerd back in 1947, when Erich Klein opened a small factory on Chicago's North Side and became one of the first manufacturers to make plastic pocket protectors.

“It slipped into a shirt pocket and was useful to anyone who carried a fountain pen or a ballpoint pen, which had ink leakage problems," said Randy Silton, Mr. Klein's grandson and president of the company, Erell Manufacturing. "We still make hundreds of thousands a year, but most others have dropped them from their lines. I guess pocket protectors aren't so popular anymore."

That's a polite way to put it. Made possible by the same heat-sealing process used to make World War II flak jackets, the pocket protector was intended as an advertising giveaway, emblazoned with a company logo. But this simple polyvinyl chloride product evolved into something far more culturally symbolic: it became the ultimate emblem of nerdiness.

"My first computer course in college was taught by a guy with so many pocket protectors he seemed to be some son of animatronic device with a bad haircut, said Alan Robbins, an associate professor of design at Kean University in New Jersey. "Pocket protectors organize tools on the wearer's body, turning the user into a kind of rudimentary cyborg - part human, part toolbox.”

In the 1980's, pocket protectors enjoyed a brief hey-day. Since then, they have become self-conscious. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum gift shop sells a $1.25 protector emblazoned with "M.I.T. Nerd Pride"; a recent Levenger's catalogue offers a leather protector for $19.95.

"I sometimes poke fun of it as a cultural icon, but I feel naked without one:” said John Shipman, an applications specialist at the New Mexico Tech Computer Center in Socorro, N.M. "Ever since high school, when all the other kids were going down to the gun store to look around, I was going to the local office supply store. I guess I was a proto-geek."

Edward Tenner, the author of "When Things Bite Back. Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences" (Knopf, 1996), said: "Now, anything as aggressively useful as trying to protect your shirt from ink is anti-chic. The fact that the pocket protector is a joke Is an example of the triumph of culture over technology."

Robert Friedel, a professor of history at the University of Maryland, says one problem with the protector was the material it was cut from because plastic "promises imperviousness to ruin and to soil, but in a way so avowedly artificial that there's another part of us that tends to recoil a bit"

New York Times, Michelle Slatalla
24 June 1999
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:22:13 AM EDT
I used to work with a guy that had his stuffed with everything but the kitchen sink. One day he tripped and fell flat on his face and all that stuff just exploded out everywhere! Funniest thing you ever saw
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:22:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 7:23:52 AM EDT by JFP]


nice Tanto
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:26:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bblake00:
Any body use them?

If so where can I get some that will last under heavy use?


All the ones I've found are kind of flimsy vinyl ones.



I had a boss that used one and he put the entire thing in his breast pocket. In other words, no flap hanging over the ege.

It looked alright that way.


Make sure you do the same, otherwise ...


Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:28:22 AM EDT
I need a pocket protector for a hip pocket. Do they make those??? I have 3 pants there were almost ruined from the pen leaking out.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:53:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By danpass:

Originally Posted By bblake00:
Any body use them?

If so where can I get some that will last under heavy use?


All the ones I've found are kind of flimsy vinyl ones.



I had a boss that used one and he put the entire thing in his breast pocket. In other words, no flap hanging over the ege.

It looked alright that way.


Make sure you do the same, otherwise ...






Gotcha
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:41:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:45:02 AM EDT
I used one in my shop coat. Those 6" metal rulers and scribes destroy pockets
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 10:22:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:
Modern geeks use PDAs, and have little use for ink pens.

-Troy



I'm a retro geek.

Plus for what I do pens and such are needed.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:03:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bblake00:

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
A friend of mine wears a leather one. He calls himself the "Leather Nerd."



Where did he get it from?



I'll ask him. I did see on Tandy's site they still have leather pen holsters but no pocket protectors.
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