Back in 1995 when I was an impoverished college student I bought myself a Koh-I-Noor Rapidomatic 5635. It was fantastically expensive for a pencil, about $10. A crazy impulse purchase for someone who literally ate other student's garbage to save money.
I used that pencil all through college, wrote up 3+ years of math papers in impossibly tiny, precise handwriting. I'd use one page per assignment when most students used five or more. And ever thrifty, always on the back of some discarded printout. They're beautiful old papers. I was so terribly focussed studying homographies, complex analysis, and the axioms of logic.

I still have the pencil. It works great.

  2008-08-27 17:09 Z