After I'm done writing about plagiarism I want to do a history of the paper clip. Does anyone know if something like that's been done yet? I've seen (not read) one on the pencil, but not the clip.
Thinking about starting with the feudal genius informing post-industrial bureaucracies, then working through a wide swath of juncture and boundary discourse in order to argue for certain distinctions between the paper clip and, say, the staple, then finishing off with a discourse analysis of DOC reports on the use of paper clips for their own reports.
Anyway, it gets one back into blogging.