Me ol’ china* Doug has ‘penned’ a fantastic missive on the lost art of ink and paper combat.
In the post he reminisces over an event from a few months ago when a young digerati gave him several condescending looks because Doug was obviously a Luddite (he’s not, by the way; far from it).
Doug waxes lyrical about the connection one can feel when engaging in the fine art of moving pencil or pen on crisp clean paper, a connection that transports one all the way back to Da Vinci, Dunne and even ancient parchment.
Personally, I love nothing more than the feel of my Parker fountain pen against a virgin sheet of high-grade A4, or equally a lovely 0.7mm #2 pencil on said crisp virgin sheet (cue for old lags to launch into “Bond. Basildon Bond” jokes).
He’s shortly launching a new website (DIYPlanner.com) devoted to things of a paper-and-pencil-or-pen nature and I for one am really looking forward to it (note to paper-planner groupies: Doug has very flatteringly asked me to bash out an article on ye olde ancient keyboarde, a request to which I have duly complied).
Have a wander over to Doug’s post—it’s a wonderful read.
*(note for non-Australians: that means “mate”, as in rhyming slang – china, china plate, mate… keep up!)