Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Digest Number 763
>Cable Ties are also known as ZIP TIES. They are used to bundle cables, &Anne Redish
>conduits for electricity, as well as being used in packaging of all sorts.
>They are stiff to snip .. we use "side cutters" .. a wire cutting type
>tool. They are stifff nylon. They are essentially a band of 'plastic' ..
>the ones we use are 3/8 inch wide, about 1/16th inch thick and 34" long.
>They also come in a wide range of much smaller sizes and as well as
>colours. They have shallow (almost inperceptable) ridges along one of the
>flat sides. you can slide the one end into the square-ish tab at the other
>end which 'connects' to the ridges with a tooth and renders the thing
>stuck .. usually around a bundle of cable that is meant to stay put. IE.
>once you slide the one end into the tab- box, you can't easily get it
>out. With this description, any electrical supplier should be able to
>find your equivalent. Here we can get tiny ones at our "Dollar stores" -
>Discount stores, and regular sized ones -- for tidying up your computer,
>Tv, VCR, DVD etc cableing --from regular hardware stores, but the big
>3/8 inch wide ones I can only find at Large Rennovation & Lumber supply
>stores. They really do make great boning.
>(And about the patent comment ... I didn't mean I believed that I thought
>of it .. just that my students think it is a great idea !! I guess in the
>world of young adults they still think the world should be FAIR (and
>somebody should get paid for ideas) .. they'll eventually learn that it's
>much more FAIR just to SHARE!! )
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