Mimetic Monday: October 4, 2021
Mimetic Rollaboards, Institutional Isomorphism, Melting Differences
The good, the bad, the mimetic.
Roller suitcases—which are nearly ubiquitous today—did not become popular until the 1990's when a Northwest Airlines pilot named Robert Plath invented the version with a collapsible handle and two wheels. A wheeled trunk had been invented as early as 1887, and a wheeled suitcase had already been invented i…