Pencil vs. Dribble Glass

Steve Witham (
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 18:51:41 -0400


>> What's the opposite of a dribble glass? A simple, effective piece
>> of technology that does its job so well and so naturally that we don't
>> have to think about it? The ballpoint pen?

Mike Butler:

>I'd say the #2 redwood pencil. Or pencil & paper considered as a system.

I had a wonderful poster on my wall for a couple years.
But brace yourselves, it came from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Okay, it said, "The only tool you need," then there was the great
picture, a toolbox with a pencil--as big as the toolbox--coming out
of it. Then, "to fill out the census."

So I cut off the last line.


<>Steve Witham
Don't dream it, su to it.