QDJ (Quote Du Jour - classy, eh?)
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 95 17:50:50 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: QDJ (Quote Du Jour - classy, eh?)
Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Although plastic was brought into industrial use in 1909 by L.H.
Baekeland of Yonkers, it was not until after World War II that
the modern miracle substance was used in a wide variety of
consumer goods, among them speedboats, dentures and flamingos.
Previously flamingos were made of cement. Before that they were
made by other flamingos.
-- William E. Geist, The New York Times
© 1995 Peter Langston