November 14, 2004

Malcolm Gladwell Sniffs Around Diapers

Funny how, in 2001, when this article came out, I just didn't care that much about the fascinating history of innovation in disposable diaper technology.

Now I'll be a hit at parties when I explain how, thanks to Harmon & Harper, the insult first encounters an acquisition layer, where microfunnels disperse it to the superabsorbent polymer-laced core.

Except we never go to parties anymore; we sit around on Saturday night researching diaper science. It's up to you to carry on.

Smaller/ The disposable diaper and the meaning of progress. [gladwell.com, originally published in The New Yorker, Nov. 26, 2001]

Leave a comment


Type the characters you see in the picture above.

Google DT


Contact DT

Daddy Types is published by Greg Allen with the help of readers like you.
Got tips, advice, questions, and suggestions? Send them to:
greg [at] daddytypes [dot] com

Join the [eventual] Daddy Types mailing list!


Archives

copyright

c2004-11 daddy types, llc.
no unauthorized commercial reuse.
privacy and terms of use
published using movable type

advertisements