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(Humans Invent)   The final nail in the coffin for paper and pens   (humansinvent.com) divider line 70
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2014-02-11 09:51:36 AM  
Yeah, I don't think so.
 
2014-02-11 09:58:51 AM  
Note to self: stock up on note paper before it's all gone.
 
2014-02-11 10:15:04 AM  

dittybopper: Yeah, I don't think so.


I have at least three different machines in my kitchen for slicing, chopping, and dicing, but unless I'm doing a huge cooking project, I just use a regular chef's knife.

I think that's an apt comparison to pen & paper.
 
2014-02-11 10:19:25 AM  
Someone forgot the [sponsored link]
 
2014-02-11 10:20:20 AM  
Time to put my astronaut pen up on eBay.
 
2014-02-11 10:20:56 AM  
Looks just as portable as a piece of paper. Sure if you leave it sitting in the car on the way home from work, nobody will smash your window and steal it, subby... Also looks like you can just pick it up, put it in your pocket and walk off after that girl at the bar gives you her number... I can also see my stepsons lugging this home when they need permission for a filed trip. Great find subby, I'm going to rush home and burn every pen, pencil, crayon and piece of paper in the house RIGHT NOW, because I'm getting a Big Maxi Pad.

And God, I really hope the guys who came up with the name didn't strain anything or suffer sleep deprivation thinking it over.
 
2014-02-11 10:28:06 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dittybopper: Yeah, I don't think so.

I have at least three different machines in my kitchen for slicing, chopping, and dicing, but unless I'm doing a huge cooking project, I just use a regular chef's knife.

I think that's an apt comparison to pen & paper.


Hadn't thought of it that way, but you are indeed correct.
 
2014-02-11 10:37:24 AM  
If I drop a piece of paper it doesn't break and put me out a couple of hundred bucks.
 
2014-02-11 10:40:43 AM  
My pen and paper are cordless, consume zero energy, will not crash, and the data can be retrieved by anyone that can read English.

Call me when your gadget can do all that.
 
2014-02-11 10:40:48 AM  
1.) Buy Tablet/Laptop combo.
2.) Purchase Click-To-Share Tech.
3.) Buy a tech-backpack.
4.) Purchase a Go-To-Meeting License
5.) Congratulations you can now share ideas, broadcast, collaborate, be mobile, and you haven't spent much.
 
2014-02-11 10:43:57 AM  
Pen: $.79
Piece of paper: $.01

This thing: $700 (20" model)
 
2014-02-11 10:45:31 AM  
Insert "oh wait, you're serious. Let me laugh harder" jpg here
 
2014-02-11 10:45:36 AM  
russian pencil?
 
2014-02-11 10:45:39 AM  
Thanks for the big advertisement masquerading as an article you stooges
 
2014-02-11 10:57:26 AM  
I think the makers of this contraption will eventually realize that the pen is mightier.
 
2014-02-11 10:57:35 AM  
My clay tablet can do everything your pen and paper can do, and it will last for millenniums.  So they're not going anywhere either.

/Yes, I'm trolling a pen thread, wanna make something of it?
 
2014-02-11 10:58:39 AM  
As someone who has a Desktop, Laptop, Tablet and smart phone. I still use my notebook for writing notes on any and all things. Whether it is gaming to fixing computers, I have my "code" book with me at all times. And its called a "code" book because it started as my computer language notebook and evolved into my everyday Tech notebook housing programming code as well as cheat codes for games (beat them before cheating) like Skyrim and such.
 
2014-02-11 10:59:15 AM  
READS ABOUT EXPENSIVE GADGET

farm9.staticflickr.com

"THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR PAPER AND PENS"
 
2014-02-11 11:01:46 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: I think the makers of this contraption will eventually realize that the pen is mightier.

fandomania.com


Already proved that the pen is mightier then anything
 
2014-02-11 11:03:59 AM  
Oh boy, it's another "Whenever a technology is deemed obsolete, all humans the world over immediately discontinue its use and the artifacts in question survive only as museum pieces" thread.
 
2014-02-11 11:07:12 AM  
As usual, the more "convenient" people make things... the more of a pain in the ass everything is.

Everyone wants to reinvent our interactions with the world when, for the most part, we have already found the more efficient ways to interact.

A touch screen is vastly less efficient than a mouse/keyboard.
For most applications, a touch screen is simply less efficient than a white board or a note pad.

I work with all sorts of tech like this ...most of the time people just use a white board. This is not because they don't know how to use the tech, but because there is very little need and it's much faster to just use traditional methods.

Over distances, this might be handy. Or, if you need to share the resulting chicken scratches and don't feel like writing it up.

I have found that almost all of that nonsense just gets in the way of actually getting work done.
 
2014-02-11 11:10:18 AM  
Make it cheaper than pen and paper and it might.
 
2014-02-11 11:22:09 AM  
They said the same thing about nails and coffins when cremation was invented.
 
2014-02-11 11:38:40 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Thanks for the big advertisement masquerading as an article you stooges


untaken_name: Someone forgot the [sponsored link]


Yeah, came in to say this.  Interactive white boards and accompanying smart pens have been available for years from multiple manufacturers, and they're all being supplanted by commodity tablets, touch, and videoconferencing.

This was an ad.  :(
 
2014-02-11 11:43:57 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dittybopper: Yeah, I don't think so.

I have at least three different machines in my kitchen for slicing, chopping, and dicing, but unless I'm doing a huge cooking project, I just use a regular chef's knife.

I think that's an apt comparison to pen & paper.


Bingo.
 
2014-02-11 11:44:47 AM  

dittybopper: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dittybopper: Yeah, I don't think so.

I have at least three different machines in my kitchen for slicing, chopping, and dicing, but unless I'm doing a huge cooking project, I just use a regular chef's knife.

I think that's an apt comparison to pen & paper.

Hadn't thought of it that way, but you are indeed correct.



Technology sticks around so long as it is useful.  Longevity of technology is comparable to how advanced it is compared to potential replacements.  Thousands of years ago knives cut things and styluses could write.  They still can.  Both are highly evolved technology that has yet to be replaced.
 
2014-02-11 11:52:46 AM  

dittybopper: Yeah, I don't think so.


Done in one.

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: dittybopper: Yeah, I don't think so.

I have at least three different machines in my kitchen for slicing, chopping, and dicing, but unless I'm doing a huge cooking project, I just use a regular chef's knife.

I think that's an apt comparison to pen & paper.


Make that done in two.
 
2014-02-11 11:55:14 AM  

EvilEgg: My clay tablet can do everything your pen and paper can do, and it will last for millenniums.  So they're not going anywhere either.

/Yes, I'm trolling a pen thread, wanna make something of it?


So will quality paper under the same conditions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyrus_Harris_I
 
2014-02-11 11:58:22 AM  

dittybopper: EvilEgg: My clay tablet can do everything your pen and paper can do, and it will last for millenniums.  So they're not going anywhere either.

/Yes, I'm trolling a pen thread, wanna make something of it?

So will quality paper under the same conditions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyrus_Harris_I


Oh yeah.. Well my rock painting will outlast all of your clay tablets and papyrus!
 
2014-02-11 11:58:59 AM  

yves0010: As someone who has a Desktop, Laptop, Tablet and smart phone. I still use my notebook for writing notes on any and all things. Whether it is gaming to fixing computers, I have my "code" book with me at all times. And its called a "code" book because it started as my computer language notebook and evolved into my everyday Tech notebook housing programming code as well as cheat codes for games (beat them before cheating) like Skyrim and such.


I actually have something like that from when I was in high school, learning about computers and how to program them, and all the little tricks to fark up the teacher's big gray Tandy Model III.

If hadn't written that down, I couldn't go back and look to see what I did back then.  It would likely be as unaccessible to me as the code on that 8" floppy disk I keep on my desk.
 
2014-02-11 12:17:04 PM  

dittybopper: 8" floppy


*snicker*
 
2014-02-11 12:22:41 PM  

dittybopper: If hadn't written that down, I couldn't go back and look to see what I did back then. It would likely be as unaccessible to me as the code on that 8" floppy disk I keep on my desk.



xanadian: dittybopper: 8" floppy

*snicker*


In keeping with the topic, the desk is where his pen is.
 
2014-02-11 12:28:33 PM  
www.technobuffalo.com
 
2014-02-11 12:48:44 PM  

tricycleracer: [www.technobuffalo.com image 300x326]


Nonsense.  Apple has always been at war with Penasia and allies with Touchasia.
 
2014-02-11 01:11:07 PM  

untaken_name: Someone forgot the [sponsored link]


You must be pretty sharp to notice something like that.
 
2014-02-11 01:42:46 PM  
This thing is as world changing as the Segway!
 
2014-02-11 01:52:59 PM  
Tech won't make your dismal meetings better.
 
2014-02-11 02:06:35 PM  
www.gmanreviews.com

/Doesn't need batteries or electricity. Weighs practically nothing. Very inexpensive.
 
2014-02-11 02:15:46 PM  
Our office buys boxes and boxes and boxes of pens that litter couch cushions, floorboards, and landfills across the city. Three years ago I got a cheap fountain pen and a bottle of ink. Now no one steals my pen anymore and I've used the same one for the last thousand days.

/I'm just sayin'...
 
2014-02-11 02:21:41 PM  

JohnBigBootay: Our office buys boxes and boxes and boxes of pens that litter couch cushions, floorboards, and landfills across the city. Three years ago I got a cheap fountain pen and a bottle of ink. Now no one steals my pen anymore and I've used the same one for the last thousand days.

/I'm just sayin'...


And just think of all the expense, ink, and plastic you could have saved simply by choosing one of the ordinary office ballpoints and keeping it in your pocket for a thousand days instead.

/just saying
/had a fountain pen
/not a good idea for lefties
 
2014-02-11 02:22:35 PM  
Maybe someday Humans will Invent a webpage that you can view some shiatty text on without requiring JavaScript.
 
2014-02-11 02:34:04 PM  

Far Cough: JohnBigBootay: Our office buys boxes and boxes and boxes of pens that litter couch cushions, floorboards, and landfills across the city. Three years ago I got a cheap fountain pen and a bottle of ink. Now no one steals my pen anymore and I've used the same one for the last thousand days.

/I'm just sayin'...

And just think of all the expense, ink, and plastic you could have saved simply by choosing one of the ordinary office ballpoints and keeping it in your pocket for a thousand days instead.

/just saying
/had a fountain pen
/not a good idea for lefties


Great for Three Stooges gags, though.
 
2014-02-11 02:38:46 PM  
Looks like another expensive gadget some idiots will buy and use for a month or two, then it will end up collecting dust in a storage closet with all the other outdated tech for years to come.

As far as replacing pen and paper, never going to happen.
 
2014-02-11 02:52:36 PM  
all kind of digital gadgets nearby.  desktop pc used for relentless working, many digital ways with which to produce language, still use pen and paper daily.
 
2014-02-11 03:18:53 PM  
Pens and paper: very very very cheap
Big pad: very very very expensive
# of poor people >>> # of rich people
pens and paper win
fatality
 
2014-02-11 03:19:34 PM  

Abner Doon: Maybe someday Humans will Invent a webpage that you can view some shiatty text on without requiring JavaScript.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(web_browser)
 
2014-02-11 03:28:15 PM  

Perlin Noise: Abner Doon: Maybe someday Humans will Invent a webpage that you can view some shiatty text on without requiring JavaScript.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(web_browser)


That doesn't address his wish.
 
2014-02-11 03:30:25 PM  

Perlin Noise: Abner Doon: Maybe someday Humans will Invent a webpage that you can view some shiatty text on without requiring JavaScript.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(web_browser)


My point was that TFA requires JavaScript just to display some crappy article, for no actual reason that I can tell.  Lynx wouldn't help with that, in fact it just wouldn't work at all.
 
2014-02-11 03:33:52 PM  
lh5.ggpht.com
 
2014-02-11 03:51:20 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: If I drop a piece of paper it doesn't break and put me out a couple of hundred bucks.


That might depend on your local anti-littering laws.
 
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