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. [, originally published in The New Yorker, Nov. 26, 2001]

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