Fountain pens were a stylish statement but messy and impractical. Their replacement was a stroke of design genius perfectly in time for the era of mass production.

Source: The cheap pen that changed writing forever – BBC Future

A fascinating look at one of the best educational technology tools ever invented, the ballpoint pen. Whenever I’m help someone who is struggling with technology, I remind them of the humble pen and pencil. A technology they use every day, and one that they struggled learning for years.

 

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