Sun Sep 07 2003 08:32:
Some out-of-context reminiscence from my mother:
I remember when Magic Markers were invented; the first ones my mother
brought home were about 1956. They consisted of a small, chunky glass
ampule filled with noxious ink and a thick felt wick. I tried them out
on the living room walls and found them to be a satisfactory art medium.
However, post-creation I abandoned them to the floor, where my father's
big work boots trod upon one of them. Bye bye Magic Marker.