Wiser Web Wednesday

Wiser Web Wednesday – a regular link to posts of interest from around the web by those far wiser than myself:

Modern Stationer
Some interesting thoughts here on what Doug at Modern Stationer considers a pen to be – to him. All of which I would wholeheartedly agree with. In addition? To me it is a feeling – the weight of the pen in your hand; the ridges through the grip section; the feedback of the nib (or tip) on the paper. Something decidedly more tactile than a keyboard or touchscreen. What is a pen to you?:
What is a pen?

The Guardian
This article commences with the phrase “stationery may not be everyone’s cup of tea”. I put to you it is many more people’s “cup of tea” than the author might imagine. An article from The Guardian on some “interesting, boring people” – supposedly. Stationery boring? I think not – or perhaps that makes me boring. Though as the article points out:

These days, an audience and a platform can be found for even the most niche interests, as people demonstrate that nothing is truly boring – not if you look at it closely enough.

From stationery fiends to hand dryer enthusiasts… who are you calling boring?

The Pen Addict
A Zebra is not a Zebra, or so it would seem. According to The Pen Addict himself, the Zebra Sarasa Push Clip is the better of the Sarasa models. Fair warning prior to my next Jet Pens order:
Zebra Sarasa Push Clip Gel Ink Pen Red Orange Review

Hotel Club
Included in this interview series on coffee in Australia, the guys from Brisbane’s Bean Brewding blog give an account of their coffee tours, one of which I have recently experienced myself. The tours are a great way to visit some quality coffee establishments, as well as learning a little more about the various stages of processing and preparation fist hand from those who do it day in, day out:
An Interview with Australia’s Coffee Experts

From the Pen Cup
First things first – surely there is nothing more inviting to a scanning reader than a post tagged with Idiot! among the usual pen related tags. Thankfully (and unsurprisingly) though, I can confirm after clicking on said tag, this is the one and only post within it. Mary thus maintains the mantle of an intelligent pen blogger. We all have our moments Mary, after all. By the way, there are some fantastic Akkerman ink bottles in here too (just!):
The Ink Debacle: A Cautionary Tale

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