"Despite being a denizen of the digital world, or maybe because he knew too well its isolating potential, Jobs was a strong believer in face-to-face meetings." That's from Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs. It's a strange way to begin a post about notebooks, but Jobs' views on the power of a potentially anachronistic practice applies to other seemingly anachronistic practices.
My blog is about sketching and drawing, but if you've been following it closely enough (and if you have been, then thank you!), then you know that I have a passion for art supplies, including fountain pens and small sketchbooks. The post that I am reblogging here popped up on the Freshly Pressed reader here on Wordpress; the author captured beautifully why we love notebooks and pens - and to a deeper degree - the timeless analog "technology" that plays perfect landing pad to the human and organic thoughts that originate in our heads and seek to get out into the world and thrive. This is a great post and a great read; enjoy!