The Roman Army Knife

25 10 2012

So, I joined my current company in April – 6 months ago.

As the “newbie” I was voluntold to do our department’s presentation for the company “lunch’n’learn”. I waffled for 30 minutes or so about marketing and how important it was to understand your market and not keep adding features beyond what the market was willing to pay for.

As what I thought might be a witty illustration, I used a Swiss army knife with a ridiculous number of blades/tools.

Imagine my surprise then to discover that even the infinitely more practical 4-6 blade version beloved of Scouts the world over is not new. Far from it… it’s been around since Roman times!

Curiosities: The Roman Army Knife.

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