The magnifying glass is an indispensable tool. Just ask Sherlock Holmes. Without it he would only be a two-bit detective. With it, by his side, he’s at least a two-byte detective. Take for example, the case of the missing magnifying glass. This case kept the diligent sleuth up many a night, tossing and turning, searching for a solution. One day, in the middle of a bowl of porridge–mind you, Mr. Holmes was not eating a bowl of porridge; rather, he was bathing in one–it hit him. He realized that all he had to do was pull his magnifying glass out of his pocket. Case closed! Could this have been possible without the indispensable tool. Hardly.