A Google Doodle in honor of the opening puncher. (Photo: Google)

Google is paying homage to arguably crucial workplace software ever created.

Tuesday marks the 131st anniversary of the opening puncher, the intelligent software permitting customers to punch similar holes on a sheet of paper.

The gap punch takes a number of kinds, from a single gap punch to three-hole punch.

Regardless of mannequin, for any child who had so as to add loose-leaf papers to a ringed binder, the opening punch was (and is) a lifesaver.

The doodle reveals a sheet of paper the place the second “g” on Google’s emblem sits, adopted by an animated gap puncher making a pair of eyes and smile. Google hailed the opening puncher as an “understated – but essential – artifact of German engineering.”

“As modern workplaces trek further into the digital frontier, this centuries-old tool remains largely, wonderfully, the same,” wrote Google in a weblog submit revealed Tuesday.

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