Post it note Arthur Fry
A Post-it note is a small piece of paper with a strip of low-tack adhesive on the back that allows it to be temporarily attached to documents, walls, computer monitors, and just about anything else. The idea for the Post-it note was conceived in 1974 by Arthur Fry as a way of holding bookmarks in his hymnal while singing in the church choir. He was aware of an adhesive accidentally developed in 1968 by fellow 3M employee Spencer Silver. No application for the lightly sticky stuff was apparent until Fry’s idea. The 3M company was initially sceptical about the product’s profitability, but in 1980, the product was introduced around the world. Today, Post-it notes are sold in more than 100 countries.
Shanika Chabala a year 6 pupil from Hilton Primary Academy has looked at notes and reminders to help dementia sufferers. ‘The Notes and Reminders Machine’, which, as the name implies, will greatly assist dementia sufferers to remember what they need to do on a daily basis.