Writing. How often we revert to old fashion paper and pen/pencil for writing. We use it for taking notes, grocery lists, diaries, journaling, and much more. Even with computers and smart phones we still find ourselves writing with pens and pencils. We often prefer the simple approach to writing even when surrounded by technology.
Annie Jean Brewer, minimalist and writer at Annienygma.com, prefers to write in a paper journal rather than typing it into a computer. She finds that her ideas flow better when writing on paper. Recently she went back to review some of her earlier journals and found the ink had bled through the pages and, much to her dismay, the print was barely legible.
That kicked of her quest for something better – the pencil. She makes an interesting observation that parts of the Gettysburg Address were written in pencil and are still quite legible to this day. Annie was surprised to find that the seemingly obvious choice of mechanical pencil with refillable lead ended up being more expensive due to the amount of lead she went through each day. She discovered the unassuming wooden pencil to be king.