Alsuren

November 14, 2007

Stationary

Filed under: Uncategorized — alsuren @ 5:00 pm

So it seems that I lose at buying stationary. It took me 3 tries to get pencil leads (once I forgot my card, and only had a very small amount of cash. I asked the girl at checkout to keep my stuff safe and when I came back… that’s another attempt failed, but third time is always lucky.

Anyway: I’m not sure who should win the German Engineering award. It will either be Lamy or Faber-Castell.

Lamy for making a very simple fountain pen that feels really good to write with. It kinda feels a bit cheap, but at least it doesn’t have any of that chromed die-cast metal that parker pens all have. Hopefull it will stand the test of time

Faber-Castell seem to have perfected the automatic mechanical pencil idea that I mentioned in http://alsuren.livejournal.com/61001.html . I don’t know whether it will still work in a year, but I will try not to take it apart and bugger it, like I seem to have done with two of my staples ones. It seems to be better at feeding new leads than the Staples ones, which is a big win.

Only time will tell.

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1 Comment »

  1. Stationery, dear. E for envelopes, a for (lack of) acceleration. 😛

    Comment by Jenny S-T — November 14, 2007 @ 8:19 pm


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