“In writing, I have found a vessel for wisdom,” cried Thoth, the Egyptian God with the head of an ibis, mythological father of the written word and patron of science, as he announced his creation to King Thamos. Yet the King was not impressed: By relying on the written word, people will neglect their memory, he contended, declaring writing inferior to speech. Nevertheless, the written word prevailed and, as it has grown in complexity, so too have the tools used to write it. Read More
Whenever I’m passing the time at one of those dismal conferences with our secret scribbles, I notice just how important you actually are to me. It’s high time that I write you a couple of lines as I take you for granted far too often. Read More
Handwritten messages establish trust. And the desire for authenticity and personal contact seems to be growing with every e-mail we send and receive, and with every SMS and emoticon we type into our phones – and business is no exception to this trend. Read More
Martin Walser liked to use NASA-tested ballpoint pens which could be used to write upside down. Ernest Hemingway forced himself to sit at his desk until he had written at least 500 words every day. Balzac needed litres of coffee to be able to write.