I was thinking the same thing when I was listening yesterday. I imagined it like how butter sometimes comes, sandwiched between two non-stick surfaces.
I was buying foam strips with the adhesive backing (you know, the kind most apartments won't let you use on walls, HA).
Well anyway, I got to thinking why can't you apply CPU thermal paste the same way. A small strip of thermal paste with removable backings so it's nice and easy to apply and you know for certain it's the right amount.
Because every time I get thermal paste I'm always suspicious about the amount I use (is it enough, is it too much, despite what the instructions say). And I ALWAYS have thermal paste left over.
So why not have thermal strips with removable backs? You remove one of the backings, slap it on the CPU, remove the other backing, slap on the heat sink...BAMMM! You're done!.
Does something like this already exist? Thoughts anyone?
If this product doesn't exist, feel free to patent it and make millions, just send me free thermal paste strips.