February 18, 2003

The Slow But Constant Drip-Drip-Drip of Human Progress

Ann Marie: Isn't it great that marshmallow bags now come with zip-loc tops?

And it is--great that is. We've just saved a quarter of a minute fumbling for a twist-tie and tying the bag shut. An extra fifteen seconds of useful time added to our lives--which we've just spent oohing and aahing over this fact.

Posted by DeLong at February 18, 2003 07:57 AM | TrackBack

Ah, but your infrastructure costs of this new development, the Ooohing and Aaahing Phase, are now spent, and every fifteen seconds hereafter is pure profit.

Posted by: J. Michael Neal on February 18, 2003 11:26 AM
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