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# 161
11-15-2012, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by bitemepwe View Post
The Pencil?
Even there - think about the evolution of the pencil. As people's wants and desires became technologically available, the product changed - and - for some people it changed their basic requirements and needs in regard to how a pencil functions.

Hand an old wooden pencil with a subpar pink tip eraser to somebody that's always used a mechanical pencil and a separate quality eraser, eh?

Then again, think about writing in general.

People used to write letters - some typed - computers became the norm - almost everybody typed - they might only "write" when signing a check or signing a credit card receipt - then more online banking and bill pay - check cards and entering a pin - etc, etc, etc.

Heck, there are many school districts in the US that are no longer teaching cursive writing.