"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."
"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.)"