Old fashioned, proven and tried bottle cap fastener
according to Otto Kirchhof Source: StromBer CC BY 3.0
I was told, that as a toddler, I stepped into a broken beer bottle while playing in the shallow waters of the Munich Isar River. A determined motorcyclist took me to the closest hospital. My right foot still carries the scars as I approach the age of 63.
The many crown caps from beer bottles found between the pebbles of the river banks cause similar annoyance, even pain for bar feet sun bathers gathering in large numbers at the banks during summer.
On tv I learn that a resourceful inventor had approached the city’s breweries with his patent of holding the caps ins place.
Modern day crown cap
Back to what we had before
The common bottle cap fastener according to Otto Kirchhof (Figure at the top) impressively, demonstrates why, when possible, proven and tried innovation is preferable. We’ll be hearing the old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” with the influx of today’s start-ups and the flood of inventions more often these days. Crown caps for bottles, tea – and coffee capsules make good examples.
Local adaptions of familiar book titles, book covers, movie posters, or advertisements must have a puzzling effect on those who created them.
But this time it’s not the design, its the title in its German version. Instead of translating stranger things, someone came up with an entirely different idea and calls the netflix show, Strassenfeger.
A phenomenon that happens when a the German soccer team meets the Dutch team. Everyone runs home to get to see the game on tv. Streets are empty and no one is seen anywhere on the streets.
That phenomenon has a name: Strassenfeger.
Why that is a fitting name to replace Stranger Things, you tell me.
Nothing wrong with taking a breather first and then get on with it. However well executed, and its execution is remarkable, it’s a push to homepod ad. And one pushy ad too many with the current tendency of messages pushing you around. No?