Monday, October 30, 2006

A beautiful thing.

There's a simple beauty to a pencil, especially mechanical pencils. Here's of why I love the pencil.
  1. I always know if it's about to run out on me.
  2. A pencil does not skip on paper over a spot that may have been touched by your finger.
  3. A pencil will write on an angle unlike a pen.
  4. I always know what color a pencil will write.
  5. I can buy lead refills and use the same pencil for years, which I have done. I even wrote the draft for this in a pencil that I've had for 3 years.
Ok, so it's geeky, but I love to write in pencil. Since I think everything should be stored electonically anyway, there's no point in having something writen in ink, so I can keep the paper forever. I don't want to keep paper forever, paper is temporary.

1 comment:

Crumbs said...

To be honest, I always thought that anything written was a lot more personal than typing it. Handwriting spills-out emotion, as opposed to your blinking cursor. And, true to form, personal things disappear. Except when it's an embarrassing love letter to your now ex-girlfriend, that is.