MUST HAVE MONDAY – Writing


Call me old fashioned, but I still like to write, as a keyboard just doesn’t seem to have the same flair or creativity compared to having a pen in your hand. There are some new great digital pens around that capture everything you write and make up it easy to upload to your computer, but here are some others that may take your interest.

Inkless pen – This solid metal ‘nib’ of this particular metal pen is made from metal alloy rather than silver. It leaves a mark on most types of paper and works best on standard copier/printer paper. The mark it leaves looks like that of a pencil however it cannot be erased.

Cramp free pen – This pen eliminates the strain usually associated with writing for long periods of time by employing the weight of your hand to provide downward pressure. The ergonomic pen has rubber grips on three sides for your index finger and thumb, ensuring reliable, smooth writing without hand cramps for left- and right-handed writers. http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=78633

Colour Picker Pen (by jinsu park) – Innovative concept pen allows you to scan any color from your environment and instantly use it for drawing. The color is detected by the RGB Color Sensor inside the pen, then the red, green, and blue inks are mixed together to create the desired color.

And here are some interesting facts I have “penned” -

1. On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
2. More than 2 billion pens are manufactured in the United States annually.
3. There are 5 main kinds of pens used worldwide; ballpoint, fountain, soft-tip. rolling-ball and specialty pens.
4. In World War II, pilots used ballpoint pens because they do not leak at high altitudes.
5. In October, 1945, Milton Reynolds, after a previous visit to Buenos Aires where he discovered the Biro pen, (invented by Laszlo Biro) copied the product in 4 months and launched his own massive campaign in New York City, selling USD 100,000 worth in the first day.
6. Black ballpoint pens manufactured by Parker have a lifespan five miles long of writing before the ink dissipates.

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