Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Million Dollar Money Drop Wrong Answer Correct for Gabe Okoye and Brittany May

Which Came First, the Walkman, the McIntosh of the Post It Notes?
by Winsip Custer CPW News Service

John Smithers of Watonka, Ohio has what Gabe Okoye and Brittany May desperately need for a law suit against Fox Television....a 1977 receipt for Post It Notes bought from  the Office Warehouse in Watonka.  They were told that their answer to the question...'which came first....an Apple McIntosh, a Sony Walkman or 3M Post It Notes?'  was wrong. They said Post It Notes came first and lost all but $80,000.

"I was going through an old high school letter jacket when I pulled out a wad of papers.  I thought it would be a love note to Mary Beth Lawson.  It was her letter to me, but with it was the receipt for the 3M Post It Notes that I used to plaster her locker the Monday after our high school prom in 1977," said Smithers

When asked if Mr. Smithers was going to make the receipts available to Mr. Okoye and Ms. May so they can win their dispute with the contest's designers,  Smithers said..."Yea, for the right price."  Representatives at 3M were not available for comment and the Office Warehouse in Watonka closed when Office Depot and Walmart opened subsequently in nearby cities.  Mr. Smithers contacted Mary Beth Lawson who is now Mary Beth Grider in Miami, Florida to see if she still has the photographs of the Post It Notes hanging form her school locker.

"She first said that she had them, " said Smithers, "but her husband works for 3M and will likely lose his job if she turns over the photographs so now she says she can't find them. I asked some our good friends from back then if they could remember me using Post It Notes that day.  Everyone one of them asked me if I had lost my friggin' mind."

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  1. I feel bad for the couple on the show, they unfairly lost the money. It clearly states in a recent interview for Financial Times with Art Fry and Spencer Silver, the inventors of the Post-it note, "We made samples to test out on the company and the results were dramatic. We had executives walking through knee-deep snow to get a replacement pad. It was going to be bigger than Magic Tape, my division’s biggest seller. In 1977, we launched Post-it Notes in four cities. The results were disappointing and we realised we needed samples. People had to see how useful they were. Our first samples were given out in Boise, Idaho and feedback was 95 per cent intent to re-purchase. The Post-it Note was born." For the full article go to http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/f08e8a9a-fcd7-11df-ae2d-00144feab49a.html#axzz18hyDnyKX

    I think Fox needs to own up to the mistake and let these people continue the game with the money they would have had after this question.

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    Dublin Ireland