Yes, friends, the bent paperclip! What would any of us do without it?? How many CDs would never make it in the drive before boot time? How many CDs would never make it out of a dead drive? How many network routers would never feel the exhilaration of a hardware reset? How many electrical circuits couldn’t be made on the fly? Yes, fellow geeks, our jobs would be exponentially more difficult and radically less fulfulling without this handy tool.
What other things can we do with a bent paperclip? We need to honor this worthy sidekick. Years may go by without any sort of praise or recognition. Please leave a comment with your homage to this technical phenomenon!