What the Hell is the Point of an English Degree?

Hi, I’m Ben and during my five years at university I’ve learnt, errrm… something about communication? Read More >>

Pen Shortage Causing Slagging Matches at Irish Police Station

It has been kicking off in the Henry Street garda station in Limerick, where a shortage of pens behind the counter has led to angry encounters with members of the public. Local police are turning people away and asking them to return with their own pens to sign paperwork, which is causing angry low-grade criminals to get even angrier. Read More >>

This Cosy Urban Cabin is a Writer's Dream

For most writers, the idea of a retreat is a wistful fantasy. Many writers live in the city, far from that reclusive dream-cabin in the woods. So what's a writer to do? Well, you could just build a cabin in your garden, like this guy. Read More >>

Wacom Bamboo Pad: A Touchpad Enhanced for Sketching and Writing

Wacom is covering all grounds lately with new products. Their latest is the Bamboo Pad, a touch surface with the gesture control the likes of an Apple Magic Trackpad, with some added functionality for drawing and jotting down notes. Read More >>

Daily Mail Rumbled Nicking Entire Article, Concept and Photos From Blogger

A frustrated blogger caught the Daily Mail lifting an entire article, with the shameless celebrity gusset portal stealing words, photos and certain phrases from a list feature on tourist vandalism he'd put together just a day earlier. Read More >>

Could a Spell-Checking Pen Get You to Write in Cursive?

Handwriting is dying out in general, but cursive especially. Does anyone under the age of twenty ever use it anymore? They will, if the minds behind Lernstift have anything to say about it. They've got a haptic smart-pen that will spellcheck your script, but does that really make it any more enticing? Read More >>

Would You Like to Write For Gizmodo UK?

I'll warn you upfront: these two opportunities are unpaid, but if you're a young 'un wanting work experience, or someone merely wanting to spout off about their chosen subject in under 1,000 words, we want to hear from you. Read More >>

Write Something Heavy With This Concrete Roller Ball Pen

From the minds who brought you the concrete sketch pencil comes the implement you've been needing to flesh out your concrete collection: a concrete ballpoint pen. Read More >>

Watch an Author Write a Novel Live on Google Docs

Fantasy author Silvia Hartmann is doing something rather brave: just this morning she started writing her new novel on Google Docs, and is letting the world watch over her shoulder. Read More >>

Nobody Writes Anything Anymore, Says Study

Have any of you picked up a pen and paper to scrawl some note or jot down a quick to do list only to find your hand muscles have gone slack and your once-clear, familiar handwriting now crooked and forced? I have. Sometimes. It's really rather sad. Read More >>

Automated Typewriter Installation Creates Never-Ending Story Honouring Journalists Killed on Assignment

"On Journalism #2 Typewriter" is a typewriter installation that honours journalists who been killed worldwide between 1992 and present day, by writing generatively constructed stories about about them based on their published work and the existing data of their lives (viathe Committee to Protect Journalists). Read More >>

Here's a Pen To Match Your Moleskine Notebook

Moleskin notebooks are great because they're simple, handsome, compact, and wonderfully pretentious. Along with them, Moleskine also makes a pretty classy line of pens. Read More >>

The Police Saved a Blind Woman's Invisible Writing

Trish Vickers is a woman who went blind seven years ago because of diabetes. Instead of complaining, she's been writing—yes, literally writing—a book. Recently, however, she lost 26 pages of her novel because she didn't realise the pen she was using had run out of ink. Read More >>

How the Pen Evolved from a Humble Paintbrush Into a Precise Instrument of Writing Perfection

Yeah, you can buy those blue Bic pens in bulk if you want—a boatload costs about as much as your morning coffee. And all pens are pretty much the same, right? Of course not. Cheapo pens are much more likely to leave ink smeared across your nose, bleeding through your trouser pocket, or glopping up your page. Read More >>


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