Yep, we said Etch A Sketch. Humble and entertaining, the classic Etch A Sketch debuted in 1960. Designed by a French electrician who sold his idea for $25,000, the Etch A Sketch is one of those toys that everyone owned. Along with the Hula Hoop, drawing Etch A Sketch pictures remain a treasured childhood memory. It’s so iconic that it has starred on TV shows (the “Sketcher-roos” of Breaking Bad) and numerous movies.
The Etch A Sketch even has a connection to political campaigns. During the Presidential race, Eric Fehrnstrom, senior advisor to candidate Mitt Romney, compared the toy to his candidate’s campaign. “Everything changes,” he said. “It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.” And while that didn’t work out so well for Romney, for the rest of us, there are lots of ways drawing Etch A Sketch pictures is still awesome nearly a half-century after it hit the market.
1. You can always start over.
There’s beauty in having a fresh start every time, which make Etch A Sketch pictures a great metaphor for life. We get boundless chances to start again.
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