Posts tagged “pens”

Replaced by iPhone

An incomplete list of everyday items that have been replaced by my iPhone

Cursive == Dodo

“When handwritten essays were introduced on the SAT exams for the class of 2006, just 15 percent of the almost 1.5 million students wrote their answers in cursive. The rest? They printed. Block letters. … Scholars who study original documents say the demise of handwriting will diminish the power and accuracy of future historical research.”

Pen Spinning

Remember when Val Kilmer was sitting in the lecture when the guys first got to Miramar in Top Gun? He kept walking his pen through his fingers and right away you just knew he was a jerk. If you ever wanted to learn how to look so brooding / arrogant / dextrous, there’s a web


I have to see if there’s a way to add this pen to my Christmas wishlist. I love cool pens. There are dozens of really awesome ones at Levenger. If you love pens as much as I do, check out the Fisher Bullet Space Pen. It fits in your pocket (and anywhere else!) and is

Missing PermaLinks

It really kills me that she can’t get her permalinks working the right way so I can never link to a single post, but haha – no, serious is apparently ga-ga over Elvis pens. I say we start a crusade to get her as many as possible.

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.