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April 8, 2008

Mead Releases Grad-School-Ruled Notebooks

Finally someone understands how our needs change between college and graduate school! :)

RICHMOND, VA—After decades of only offering ruled notebook paper suitable for college-level education and below, school-supply giant Mead introduced its new grad-school-ruled notebook Monday, which features lines twice as narrow as college-ruled paper.

"We here at Mead understand that as students get older and wiser, they need notebooks with increasingly narrow lines," Mead CEO John A. Luke told reporters. "In college, people are at a stage in their education where they require 9/32nds of an inch between each line, which is why we make college-ruled notebooks. But I think we can all agree that grad school is a completely different world than college—a world where 9/32nds of an inch is simply too much room."


"Gone are the days of graduate students having to tediously pencil in new lines between each existing college-ruled line just to make the notebooks usable," the press release read in part. "And with the time you'll save by not having to flip a page every 33 lines, you could earn your Ph.D. a year early."

The Onion never lets me down. Thanks, Mike, for sending this to me. If you take the time to read it, check out the "handy guides" that are listed for the inside of the back cover of the notebook...

Posted by KarissaKilgore at April 8, 2008 10:38 AM


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