Friday, May 29, 2020

Typewriters and the Mueller touch

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Did Mueller himself type his report? The two-space-after-stop convention leads to suspicion....

Kaweco Classic Sport: The fountain pen bug continues to bite

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Mike meets the Kaweco Classic Sport fountain pen and slips off down the path to perdition.

William Hannah’s new pen case and notebook fastener

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William Hannah's leather-bound loose-leaf notebooks are the best. But that's just my opinion. Now you can add an elastic fastener and a colour-matching leather pencase. It makes a perfect Christmas present.

Berlin: Leuchtturm notebooks, Lamy and Kaweco pens at KaDeWe

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Mike has been obsessing about notebooks and pens again. Here he has been scouring the ample shelves of Berlin’s KaDeWe department store.

Workflow: The humble typewriter through rose-coloured glasses

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Notebooks, typewriters, fountain pens: All should by rights be dead, foully killed off by the computer. But they live on.....

Lamy Safari: Use this cheap fountain pen to rediscover your handwriting mojo

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If you are losing your handwriting talents why not buy a few notebooks and a good fountain pen? The Lamy Safari costs around £15 and you cannot better it for writing experience. It will give you back your handwriting mojo, believes Mike. 

Yard-O-Led: Beautiful silver propelling pencils with a genuine yard of lead

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How much lead is there in a Yard-O-Led propelling pencil. Yes, it's a yard, all squeezed into the Sterling silver barrel....

Grammarly: For the writers who think they don’t need it

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Are you an immaculate writer, never putting a comma wrong? If so, perhaps you don't need Grammarly. But, for the rest of us, it has it's uses (sorry, its).

Procrastinating all the way to the trash can

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The Most Dangerous Typing app will eat your words if you don't keep typing. It's not the app for the avid procrastinator as Mike finds out....

London Writing Instrument Show: Enthusiasts, they’re all the same

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It doesn't take much to drag Mike to another epicentre of enthusiastic excess. Here he explores the London Writing Instrument Show.