Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Richard Thompson on Pen Nibs

An wonderful bit of writing, both funny and informative, about pen nibs, from Richard Thompson's blog. You know, NIBS! The kind you dip in the inkwell; their history, and the good, the bad and the splattery.

From his entry:

"It's usually immediately apparent how well the nib is going to perform, just by the feel of it dragging on the paper, or the tiny variations in shape of the tines. It's this finely calibrated nib-sense that makes my wife's eyes roll audibly in her head if I so much as say the word 'nib.'"

1 comment:

Mark Anderson said...

This has nothing to do with nibs, but lately my wife rolls her eyes when I say "analytics."

Now you know.