Wiser Web Wednesday – a weekly link to posts of interest from around the web by those far wiser than myself:
Yes – bond apparently had a yearning for coffee made in a Chemex, as the opening chapters of 1957’s “From Russia With Love” seem to indicate. A little about that, but also an insight into the history of the brewer:
How to make your coffee just like James Bond
The Clicky Post
Mike Dudek reviews the Pilot Prera – a pen that has been on my list for some time, however keeps being bumped by others for some reason:
Pilot Prera Demonstrator Fountain Pen Review – F Nib – Orange Accents
Also from The Clicky Post comes part two of Mike’s thoughts on Liking Pens.
This time a discussion on another aspect pen obsession – considering them as an investment. A thoughtful discussion from a perspective probably shared by many with a keen interest in pens. We are not talking thousands of dollars on limited editions, more, a great way to maintain an evolving collection – yes, if you can bear to part with some:
Liking Pens Part II: Can Pens Be An Investment?
With the new Field Notes Unexposed Edition well and truly exposed on-line, some thoughts from Doug after receiving his in the mail. Some very compelling points here about the “trading” rather than pure “collecting” potential of this release.
Like Doug, I myself am not a collector of Field Notes, however would also make the following point – is there not also great potential in, say 5 or 10 years time, still having an Unexposed (that is, unopened) set if that is your thing? I agree with Doug, in that no one is out retire from selling a 100% complete collection of Field Notes – I think the fun is (should be?) in the journey:
Thoughts on Field Notes Unexposed
The Pen Addict Podcast
While we are on the topic of Field Notes, more discussion can be found on the latest episode of the Podcast (with guest Patrick Rhone, creator of The Cramped and numerous other on-line things):
121: Strange Ordering Processes
A short, but very insightful look at the “truth” in storytelling. Whether told or written, there is a lot of…well…truth in this: