Monday, 18 April 2016

Pen manufacturers and the online community

Ninety percent of pen blogging is about particular pens. Reviews, repairs, likes and dislikes. What do you think of the new Pelikan vibrant blue, the latest TWSBI, the new Lamy lilac? What about TWSBI cracks, Ahab idiosyncracies, a nib that's a nail or a wet noodle.

But occasionally a post comes along that makes you think. Bruno Taut's latest did just that. Are things changing? Are pen manufacturers finally waking up to the existence of the online community?