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RunForTheRoses
01-14-2018, 02:03 PM
Interesting article:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/magazine/inside-one-of-americas-last-pencil-factories.html

http://www.generalpencil.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ERbC7JyCfU

Fred Mertz
01-14-2018, 08:42 PM
I enjoyed your thread and the video.

We do take things for granted sometimes.

dlivery
01-14-2018, 09:22 PM
But seems logical to assume we are doing this on a daily basis

I have been a some what good at pencils and forms and it works for me.

One thing about a pencil you can rely on when needed:popcorn::puke:

barahona44
01-14-2018, 11:30 PM
I remember in 6th or 7th grade (1965-66 or thereabouts), we saw a short movie in class about a loaf of bread and the hundreds of interactions needed to get bread on your table.Not just the obvious ones like farm/bakery/store but more subtle ones like the ink printed on the bread bag and the cash registers to ring up the sale.Pretty good tribute to the free enterprise system.

Tom
01-15-2018, 11:06 AM
But seems logical to assume we are doing this on a daily basis

I have been a some what good at pencils and forms and it works for me.

One thing about a pencil you can rely on when needed:popcorn::puke:

NASA spend $million to develop a pen that would write upside down in zero gravity.
RUSSIA gave the cosmonauts pencils.