Friday office innovation
An argument could, quite successfully, be made that everything should contain a bottle opener. Board-shorts come with on on an elastic cord for easy surf-and-suds. Bike wrenches are often notched with a lid-popping slot, and there are even bottle-opener/cigarette-lighter combos.
You may notice a trend. All of these tools are likely to be owned and used by already calm, relaxed people. The poor, stressed, cubicle-manacled office worker, the person who really needs a quick brew as soon as they get outside the building, will have to carry a regular opener and risk the suspicions of co-workers and supervisors. After all, have you ever seen a combined stapler and opener?
Those poor sheep now have a savior in the form of the After Office Tie, a necktie whose tip has been replaced with a steel slot for popping caps. A concept whose time has surely come, the After Office Tie also has the advantage of weighing the band of fabric down for a more sober angle of dangle.
This will of course be useless at the Wired.com HQ, filled as it is with tie-hating hippies who don’t have to work for more than five minutes before the Beer Robot serves them a mid-morning brewski. Not that I’m jealous, of course.