As we move towards the paperless office the ability to operate the humble hole-punch is an increasingly rare ability.

No longer is the presence of the fold-clip enough to suggest that loose leaf paper needs to be punched in order to be filed properly. Rather, there exists the mistaken belief that somehow it is more romantic for the carelessly filed paper to flutter to ground when the folder is next opened.

The more adventurous sometimes dare to use the punch but somehow misinterpret the guide rule as an amusing antiquity with no practicality. Consequently, the paper is lacerated as though Pac-man got the munchies in the feverish attempt to centre the hole.
Are we at the stage where the hole-punch needs to be issued with instruction manual or do we accept confetti files?

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