Link Fast - National Handwriting Day Edition

January 23 is National Handwriting Day

This day in Analog History

1887 - Columbia Phonograph (later Columbia Records) is formed.

On Point Retention - Johnny over at Pencil Revolution suggests a change in the lexicon concerning pencil points.

A Moment in Pencil History: The Tombow Mono 100 - CW Pencils' blog is back in full swing with this one about the Tombow Mono 100

In Defense of the Humble Pilot G2 - Comfortable Shoes Studio

Say Nice Things Notebooks & Journal - The Gentleman Stationer reviews these attractive books from the UK

The Moo Hardcover Notebook - Susan M. Pigott reviews this beauty for the Pen Addict.

An Administration Remembered, Stationery Style - The Well Appointed Desk recaps all the stationery beauty from the last 8 years of the Obama presidency.

Amazon Deals

Apsara Beauty - 20 pencils, 2 sharpeners, 2 erasers. Just over $5

Apsara Extra Dark - 20 pencils, 2 sharpeners, 2 erasers. Just $5.

Papermate Flair - This pen has its fans, and right now an 8 pack with mixed colors is nearly 50% off.

Sharpie Extreme - a 12 pack of black fade-resistant Sharpie is now 51% off.

Pentel Graph Gear 1000 - a beautiful brushed metal barrel mechanical pencil, now 55% off.