I Write, Therefore I Am: Assistive Technology Bridges The Handwriting Gap

By Paul Lewin As technology advances, there is help available for those suffering from impairments related to writing. Dyslexia, for example, creates problems for young people learning to write. When others can’t understand what they express with pencil and paper, their broader educational interests may be stifled.  In the context of social communication, writing is […]

How to use 3D pens (with quick-start guide and reviews!)

Three-dimensional pens are 3d printers you can hold in your hand, while they can be held in your hand in much the same way as a Waterman fountain pen – that’s where the similarities end. They do come with a fairly steep learning curve (and a steep price on some models too), but the results […]

12 apps to help you banish writer’s block

Writer’s block has been documented for many centuries, but the term itself was first described in 1947 by psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler. Writer’s block is a common phenomenon characterized by the inability to produce new work or come up with original ideas. If you’ve ever experienced writer’s block you know how frustrating it is staring at a […]

Back to basics: mechanics, history of the ballpoint pen

It consists of a hollow barrel containing the ink and a pressurized gas. The cap contains an inner mechanism which when activated by pressing the button, releases a small amount of gas from the rear section. This forces the ink out through a hole in front where it can be used to write with.  Those […]

Pencil grips: Deep dive explainer and product reviews

In spite of the introduction of productivity-centered technologies, the pencil has consistently retained its place as an invaluable tool for individuals of all ages. During our journey through the educational system, in the workplace, as adults people use pencils and probably always will.  The feel of wood, the very, very long history, and the uniqueness […]