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May 6, 2005 11:05 PM

Broken: Blue notepads

BluemessagepadBill Fridl writes:

Am I the only one who thinks blue telephone message pads don't make sense?

Two of the four available colors--red and blue--are almost too dark to write on!  (Black ink shows better than blue, and whiteout sort of has a chance...)


Strangely, I had this problem two nights ago. I have blue post-it-notes and it's almost impossible to read anything on them except with glasses.

If notes are supposed to save time, why do we have to wear glasses to read them?!

Posted by: William at May 6, 2005 11:48 PM


Maybe you just have a blue/purple color deficiency.

Or maybe I'm off my rocker since I am colorblind =P

Posted by: Maybe at May 7, 2005 02:21 AM

Black ink on blue paper is easier for people with dyslexia to read and process than black on white. In some cases I've known dyslexics to wear blue-tinted glasses to ease comprehension of regular books.

Though that isn't really pertinent to this situation, assuming Bill isn't dyslexic, it's a good reason for the product to exist. I don't think the white-out thing is really an issue; note paper is for scribbling, you might as well strike out your mistakes.

Posted by: Chris Clark at May 7, 2005 08:16 AM

(Uh. I don't think the point of whiteout was to 'correct' mistakes. I think the point was to find an ink to write with that would show up on such a dark paper...)

Posted by: Dave'sBrain at May 7, 2005 08:51 AM

These are for the creative; you just gotta find a color that works good!!!!

Posted by: Robert A. Dugger at May 7, 2005 09:24 AM

Personally, yellow paper works the best. But on a more interesting note, Incenpr, your website is not liked much by my computer. It won't let me X out of it dammit!

You might wanna work on that. =)

Posted by: Cameron at May 7, 2005 08:34 PM

Oh, and one more thing. I used to work for Quill, and they're a pretty evil company. They use multi-level marketing companies to sell their products, (aka impulse-buying solicitation) using salespeople, who go to businesses with no appointment and try to impulse sell store owners with their lame products, such as the one displayed here.

Stick with Office Depot guys.

Posted by: Cameron at May 7, 2005 08:37 PM

Apparently, y'all missed out on the light ink on dark paper thing. It's died down somewhat, but it was really popular a few years ago, particularly with the pre-teen/teen set. Or maybe you're all just old :-) You can get "jelly roll", "metallic", and several other types from companies like Sakura. Even a pen with white ink: No need to try and use white-out...

You'd probably think that my black and navy blue postit note pads are "broken", too!

Posted by: inkster at May 8, 2005 12:10 AM

I remember the light ink on dark paper thing, it always annoyed me when I stole my sisters pens for class and she had the white/blaze orange/silver metalliac/etc... I used em but always got in trouble for doing a test in silver lol BTW youe site sucks, why would I want it in mexican? I live in AMERICA and speak ENGLISH sucks!!!

Posted by: Avail at May 8, 2005 04:05 AM

Blue notepads?!? Are they crazy?!? Who would buy a blue notepad?!?

Posted by: noname at May 8, 2005 08:25 AM

DUH, why do they ever have colored paper - cause it's colorful! Obviously, you don't care about the color, so WHY DID YOU BUY THESE PADS? It's plenty easy to read anyway. Go get a big screen plasma TV and look at your notes with that if you have to.

Posted by: no one at May 8, 2005 01:45 PM

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