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Newest Edition of the Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper is Up

The third monthly edition of the pen carnival has been posted over at OfficeSupplyGeek. It has links to some great pen, pencil and paper blogs (and we appreciate that it includes a post from us about the decline of fountain pens).

One interesting post from Organize IT argues in favor of ditching your PDA and returning to ordinary pen and paper. Why? Seven reasons, actually, of which this was one:

It's quick.
Assuming you’ve actually figured out how to use your PDA, you still have to move through a bunch of menus before you can add a simple note to your shopping list saying you need bananas. And that’s assuming you can type efficiently on the miniature keyboard.

The idea is timely because of something we'll be writing about tomorrow, a new study that has found that children actually write better and more using pens and paper than keyboards.

Another post worth reading was An Inkophile's comparison of Rhodia and Moleskine journals. Over the years,  I've made sporadic attempts at keeping a journal, usually using those little composite notebooks for schoolchildren. Lately, I've been seeing a lot of mentions about Moleskine journals and have been considering trying one, so the review was quite helpful.

Incidentally, the excellent carnival of pens idea came from Nifty, who writes the Notebook Stories blog about notebooks, journals and all related topics. Stop by and check it out, if you haven't already.

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