Putting Pen to Paper Anew

Dan Morse has a nice article on the Washington Post today:

(Photo: Linda Davidson – The Washington Post)

"Sitting in a coffee shop, Eric Henning, an occasional but aspiring cook,
asked himself: What dishes do I want to learn to make over the next year?
It was the kind of welcoming thought that can drift into the mind of
someone leading a hectic life. Before it drifted out, Henning had two options to
record his answer.

One was a hand-held digital assistant, rigged with an
extra 128-megabyte memory card. The other, a little black notebook called a
Moleskine, the style similar to those used by Hemingway, van Gogh and others who
hung out in Paris cafes.The 44-year-old Laurel businessman didn’t hesitate. He opened the
Moleskine to two fresh pages. He jotted down 20 dishes: oyster stew . . .
grilled fish tacos with dill-lime sauce . . . Maryland red crab soup . . . pecan

That urge — to take command over a tidy, small expanse of paper, to
quickly write in your own hand — has turned the smartly marketed literary
throwback into one of the odder trends of the instant-information age. Moleskine
use has erupted in Washington and elsewhere, driven in part by a subculture of
tech-savvy people otherwise electronically gadgeted to the hilt…"

"Putting Pen to Paper Anew"
By Dan Morse
The Washington Post

Related post: previous press mentions of Moleskinerie.

[Thanks Mike Shea]

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