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Jan. 10th, 2010 | 12:09 pm

I have just ordered an OHTO Tasche fountain pen:



and some assorted ink:



in case you'd forgotten what ink cartridges look like.

IMG_0667 I have to say though that my use of the mini Moleskine is going down. I'll certainly scribble effusively in a larger book - my bit-less-than-A4 softcover Moleskine I've found really comfortable for this; it's a good Bag Size. In Circumstances of Restricted Space (on the bus, the tube, in bed etc) though I am far more likely to record ideas on my iPhone, using Simplenote, or Omnifocus, or Mindmeister. In bed this is a particular issue as one needs light to write in a book. Some sort of clip-on light might be an idea.

There's also that things I write on the iPhone are automatically synced and preserved, ready for use elsewhere, which saves me having to type silly little notes up, a process that puts me off reviewing the notebooks in the first place. Of course that frequently means I don't look at the notes again at all, just leave them in whatever program it is they sync to, but chances are greater that they will be re-read and processed in digital form than if they just sit as paper scribbles.

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Clip on light

from: anonymous
date: Jan. 10th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
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We have just bought this clip on light from Ikea. Now that OB has it on his expensive chair he hardly ever moved from it:
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50128708

It has a long flex so very useful if you are shuffling about!
OP

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Notes on iPhone

from: anonymous
date: Jan. 10th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Yes, but surely your fingers are too big. Mine are no larger than yours, and I make mistakes all the time, unless I concentrate.

I expect you will be getting an iSlate, anyway.

OB

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Re: Notes on iPhone

from: fridgemagnet
date: Jan. 10th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
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No, I'm very fast; it's all a matter of practice, and exploiting the smart auto-correction. However, it is still not as good as a proper keyboard for entering text, or a blank pad of A4 and a biro for coming up with ideas.

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infov0re

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from: infov0re
date: Jan. 10th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
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Ooh. I like the look of that pen; let me know how you get on with it. Stubby cartridges only = bit of a disappointment, but the form-factor looks great.

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fridgemagnet

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from: fridgemagnet
date: Jan. 10th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
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They're a bit annoying, but to be fair it's only a teeny-tiny pen so couldn't really fit anything bigger. I may have to keep carrying my Space Pen too, just in case. (That writes for ten million miles underwater on Mars or something.)

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