Fortunately, it appears that Wallace designers have finally learned their lesson, as they discontinued the “Ballet Pattern” in 1983. Its legacy, however, is a part of a much larger cultural insensitivity to lefties, which includes among many things scissors, cameras, and many of the desks of this very university. Fortunately, we have hope that history won’t repeat the Wallace mistake. Some pioneers for the left-handed, both real (like Mundial Ambidextrous Sewing Scissors), or fictitious (e.g. Ned Flanders’ Leftorium on Simpsons – where everything stocked is designed for left-handers) are helping ensure that lessons have been learned from the erroneous design of the Wallace “Ballet Pattern” Stainless Steel forks and spoons.
|Ned Flander's "Leftorium" on The Simpsons|