Friday, May 30, 2008

I love the way a freshly sharpened pencil feels on paper, but I still write mostly with a keyboard. How do you preserve your thoughts?

10 comments:

Lauren said...

I've been cheating on my laptop with a mechanical pencil and legal pad.

I'd forgotten how good it feels.

Truzen said...

I guess I'm kinda weird as I can't stand the sound that a dull pencil makes on a paper and I'm too lazy to get up and sharpen it.

My preferred method is using my G2 pen and my Moleskin pocket pad.

Rusty Broome said...

I can't read my own hand writing, so I use the computer.

andy said...

Pilot Precise V7 on a Mead Five Star.

Brand loyalty at its finest.

o'malley said...

I like it when my partner has a good memory, because mine has a lot of holes due to years in front of that machine ... that makes moving pictures ... it's like the movie theatre, but smaller.

Anyway, generally, I'll type, but I prefer other people to remember stuff for me. That responsibility stuff sound hard.

Elizabeth said...

Pilot Precise Extra-Fine. It's the little black dress of pens.

And I prefer legal pads. (The black power suit of notepads?)

marques said said...

Believe it or not. I like to stay away from paper, and computers. Which i've found more since i started working.

Like when we concept over lunch or something I'll never take a book with me, feels like I'm assuming an idea will come while I'm out there, so then I fear it never will.

I do however keep a pad around with a gel pen when I'm in meetings. Gel pens because they always make me write in scribbles thanks to their effortless inking abilities. That way when I go back to look at the notes if I can't remember the writing of that concept it was not only indecipherable but unimportant.

Long post, sorry I'm tipsy.

Livin'good + Livingwell said...

For concepting, I go with a sketchbook and mechanical pencil. I dig the old-school kind, that are designed to look like #2 pencils.

When I'm in strict headline or body copy mode, though, a keyboard makes revisions much easier. And neater.

Cooper said...

i get extremely distracted if i try to write on my laptop, so i roll with a sarasa gel roller pen and a pad. as far as cheap pens go, i think they're by far the best.

dkells said...

Paper and the blood of my enemies.