Interesting Thing of the Day

Mkhand "When I travel—especially if I’m on a major international trip—I always carry a
PDA in my pocket so that I can record my observations, keep track of my schedule
and contact information, and have other important facts close at hand. The model
I’ve chosen has no Search feature, it’s very awkward to back up, and as for
syncing with a computer—well, I might as well just type in all the information
manually. On the other hand, it never crashes or runs out of power, it has a
high-contrast display, its handwriting recognition is flawless, and it was even
featured in a recent issue of Wired magazine as just the kind of gadget
a forward-thinking geek might want to carry. On top of all that, the price is
right—less than 10 bucks. It’s a Moleskine notebook, a legendary design that is
rapidly becoming the standard against which all paper notebooks are judged. It’s
the only notebook I know of that has a cult following…
 
What makes a Moleskine notebook so special? For
starters, it’s just the right size—about 9 x 14cm (3.5 x 5.5 inches) and 13mm
(0.5 inches) thick. The binding is cardboard covered with oilcloth (a fabric
treated with oil or a synthetic resin to make it waterproof), so it’s quite
durable. The pages are sewn, not glued, so they will lie flat when the book is
opened; a cloth ribbon bookmark is permanently attached. There’s a handy
expandable pocket in the back and an elastic band that holds the whole thing
shut. Any one of these details individually may be unremarkable, but the
combination makes this design incredibly useful."

Interesting Thing of the Day

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One Response to Interesting Thing of the Day

  1. Oedipa says:

    Moleskin journals are indeed wonderful. It’s the only notebook I buy now for my writings, notes, etc.

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