Incredible close up video shows how a ballpoint pen works

At the very tip of a ballpoint pen is, you guessed it, a ball that rolls around and basically stains the paper with ink. Imagine if you dipped your body in paint and then rolled around white carpet, that’s basically how writing instruments works. Here’s an incredibly up close angle of a ballpoint pen writing from NRK »9/22/15 8:05pm9/22/15 8:05pm

Wacom's New Digitizing Notebook Could Bring Me Back to Pen and Paper

I love writing stuff down. Well, I love the idea of writing stuff down. Often I abandon the actual task because keeping track and archiving written notes is a huge pain in the ass. Wacom has a new toy called Bamboo Spark that digitizes your handwritten notes without you having to think about it...much. »9/03/15 10:00am9/03/15 10:00am

Watching a person write calligraphy is basically therapy

This whole short, Ink by Ryan Couldrey, focuses on Tanja Tiziana and the journey of rediscovering the long lost (okay, not quite long lost but soon/almost/eventually) art of calligraphy and just handwriting in general. Though dripping in a little too much ink at times, it’s always so nice to see someone write. The… »7/10/15 12:35am7/10/15 12:35am

Bic Is Trying To Make a Font Based on All the World's Handwriting

In yet another crushing blow to Comic Sans, pen-maker Bic is currently soliciting handwriting samples from anyone on Earth who wants to participate in its Universal Typeface Experiment. The goal is to create a universal font that will presumably supplant Comic Sans as the go-to typeface for amateur designers making… »6/11/14 3:00pm6/11/14 3:00pm

This Robot Can Write All the Thank You Notes You're Too Lazy To Send

It's good form to send a thank you note when given a gift, but how many of us ever really manage to find the time to do so? A New York company called Bond Gifts assumes very few of us, so it's created an app-powered robot with perfect penmanship that can hand write a thank you—or any kind of note—on your behalf. »10/10/13 9:20am10/10/13 9:20am

How the Pen Evolved from a Humble Paintbrush Into a Precise Instrument of Writing Perfection

Yeah, you can buy those blue Bic pens in bulk if you want—a boatload costs about as much as your morning coffee. And all pens are pretty much the same, right? Of course not. Cheapo pens are much more likely to leave ink smeared across your nose, bleeding through your pants pocket, or glopping up your page. »4/12/12 3:20pm4/12/12 3:20pm

iPhone 2.0 Firmware Will Have Handwriting Recognition, Go to Japan and China?

A blog on the Wretch.cc network (kinda like a Chinese blogspot) has screens from the Chinese version of iPhone's 2.0 firmware, detailing the new handwriting recognition. If it's real, which it seems to be, the new firmware will let people draw in characters with their fingers, then pick the closest approximation among… »5/05/08 12:46pm5/05/08 12:46pm