Did you hear the joke about the pencil? Its pointless.
February 18, 2004 10:44 AM   Subscribe

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posted by anastasiav (3 comments total)
one page from this site was previously linked on October 23, 2003
posted by anastasiav at 10:44 AM on February 18, 2004

had often wondered how they get the lead (graphite) into the pencil and why most pencils were at one time yellow...this work told me: "The Pencil: a history of design and circumstance, Henry Petroski. The undisputable authoritative work on the origins and history of the pencil. Petroski traces the development of the pencil from the earliest times to the present, sparing no detail concerning every aspect of pencil design and character. This book is a 'must read' for every serious pencil collector."
posted by Postroad at 12:27 PM on February 18, 2004

Then, of course, there's this oldy-but-goody.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 8:56 PM on February 19, 2004

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