Pen and Paper


"I bought the Meisterstueck No 149 at age 20, and it served me well
during all my travels throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, America and the Pacific
Islands. It’s a remarkable and beautiful piece of engineering. During the same
timespan I worked through more than 30 keyboards. People keep asking me: "Why do
you keep a journal in longhand using a fountain pen, isn’t that a bit archaic?"

People have been asking me the same kind of questions about Lisp. The
answer is: You can’t leave a legacy using ephemeral technology."

The Meisterstueck


"There’s something about pen and paper that is far more intimate
a blog or online journal. Perhaps it’s the sense of personality that
you get from seeing someone’s handwriting, or maybe it’s the idea that
things written in a diary are not meant to be seen by the world at
I don’t know, but I like writing in my new Moleskine.

(No moles were harmed in the making of this post.)"

Red Rag

Print it in Moleskine MSK format
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4 Responses to Pen and Paper

  1. Lispmeister,

    Nice post. I’m curious, does that pen use cartridges or bottled ink?

    If bottled, what brands/colors do you use?

    Have you ever had to get the pen repaired?


  2. Eric Diamond says:

    It uses a bottle only. I use Noodler’s Black Ink in mine with great success. I have had the pen repaired. Mine is a vintage model from pre-unification Germany. THe feed was weepy, so I asked them to replace the feed which they did. My pen was gone about 10 days and I think I paid $35 for the repair.

    Great, great pen.

  3. That’s good to hear. I use Noodler’s as well, mostly the two waterproof colors: blue and green.


  4. Robert Wiersema says:

    FWIW, Chris, there are 8 or 9 colours now in the waterproof Noodlers, over at Swisher Pens…

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