Archive For October 2011

How A Pencil Is Made

I’ve owned stupidly expensive fountain pens, I’ve tried all kinds of roller gel ball pen things, I’ve used pens that can write upside down and underwater, but none come close to the simple perfection of a wood case pencil. I didn’t realise quite so much went into making them however.

Steve Jobs

I was up rather late last night, and thought I’d check Twitter on my iPad one last time before heading to bed. I did so just as the news of Steve Jobs passing away hit Twitter; somehow it felt fitting to be watching people express their sadness and thanks on one of the amazing devices Read the article…