Friday, February 8, 2013

How often are you reading tweets of the people you follow?

Twitter is probably one of the top 3 social sharing web sites. There are millions of tweets posted everyday. Followers numbers are counted and cherished.
I wonder how often people actually read other people's tweets?
Let's do the math. If you follow 425 people on Twitter and each one of them posts a single tweet everyday = you will need at least 4 hours a day to follow the links and see what is all about.
I doubt anyone will have so much spare time to do that. Therefore the Question - How much time do you spend to check tweets of the people you are interested in? On a daily basis ... 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Great Vintage Soviet Fountain Pen "Авторучка" - "Automatic Pen"

Vintage Bakelite Soviet USSR Fountain Pen "Avtoruchka"
Here's one of my favorite Vintage Soviet Fountain Pens: Авторучка  - means Automatic Pen. Aerometric filler: screw-piston movement. Black Bakelite barrel. Semi hooded gold plated nib. Amber color transparent ink window. Kind of reminds of a Montblanc :) Soviets often borrowed design ideas from Western Companies during the Communist Times in Eastern Europe. Cap and the body all metal - nice pattern. Luxury gift to every proud member of the Communist Party. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mechanical Pencil and Who invented it?

Mechanical Pencil and who invented it?

Propelling / Mechanical Pencil
 We all know and use the convenient mechanical pencil. It doesn't need to be sharpened after some use, so the standard wooden pencil sharpener becomes useless too. While there are leads in the tube we have nothing to worry about. Most of them come with rubber eraser at the end which make it's use a real pleasure. See how the graphite stick become wooden pencil and the wooden pencil become mechanical one. Hope to read your comments on everything writing instruments related.