Introduction Congratulations, you now hold in your hands Ductigami: The Art of the Tape, a book that reveals the essential techniques of duct-tape-folding to create objects of transcendance, wonder and inspired usefulness. Not to be confused with origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding to create delicate, fragile items for the moment, ductigami employs ordinary off-the-shelf duct tape in the creation of functional folded objects that are built to suffer the rigors of modern life. Can a majestic origami crane withstand an assault with a water pistol? Can an origami jack-in-the-box survive a three-year-old? We think not. Once you master the art of the tape, you will be able to construct some of the world's most unique items of function and fashion. And part of their beauty is that if they ever wear out, they can be repaired quickly with more duct tape. Ductigamists hold the future in their sticky-fingered hands. Master tapers know that as the new millennium approaches and world economies boom and bust, they will always have a marketable craft. Ductigami is more challenging than a crossword puzzle, more useful than a welder's certificate, more durable than a Duracell, more invigorating than Viagra (when used correctly), and as long you have tape, you'll never be caught short of a gift for any occasion. No doubt you're anxious to get started. Let's roll the tape.Wilson, Joe is the author of 'Ductigami The Art of the Tape', published 2006 under ISBN 9781550464290 and ISBN 1550464299.