Actually, many people believe, the spike is no longer in demand. In the age of digitality, there should hardly be any slips of paper left to collect by skewering, should there? And yet ... there are the meat counters, the restaurants and the bakeries where one receipt goes into the bag or to the table while the other is marked as done and parked on a slip of paper skewer. Anchored in a wooden or plastic base, the skewers patiently collect every slip of paper, note or receipt. They ensure that these do not fly wildly through the area and get lost.