Friday, August 25, 2006

'Left over right, right under left, right over...'

Ian's Shoelace Site (subtitle: 'Bringing you the fun, fashion & science of shoelaces') is one of those sites that takes a subject you thought was mundane and turns it into something that is both intriguing and fun.

I'll let Ian explain:

"Most people learn to tie their shoelaces around the age of five. It's one of those 'rites of passage', after which we take it for granted. Why then would anyone older than that visit a web site about tying shoelaces?

"Parents & teachers often visit, looking for early learning materials. Adults look for self-help, either through having never learned correctly as a child or due to increasing infirmity. Occupational therapists look for alternatives to suit different learning styles. Academics & lateral thinkers look for more efficient methods. Knot enthusiasts look for a reference. Sportspeople look for a competitive edge.

"Whatever the reason, I'm sure you'll find something useful here about tying shoelaces!"

And you will.

Thanks Brook for bringing this quirky and fascinating site to my attention.


Major Look said...

Great site and I will be trying out the IAN KNOT as soon as possible. Thanks.

sky jordan said...

It hurts my brain, but I might have to try it with Cyan's knee high converse :) Well done to you both!