This isn’t a review per se, but something cool that came up during my maternity leave: Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr, is a Clairefontaine fan! I expect it won’t surprise her to learn that we’re Flickr fans, but in any case, here’s what she has to say:
I like pencil and paper, probably more than most people in tech. I use a Field Notes 80 page steno notebook for taking notes, and a Clairefontaine 4.5″x6.5″ notebook for my to-do list. I like to number each thing I accomplish, and when I get to the end of the notebook, the number of things I have done is close to 5,000. In my current To-Do list I am at task #603. I admit to sometimes adding things I have already done, and then crossing them out, for an extra frisson of accomplishment. I am also a pencil snob, and am an aficionado of the Palomino Blackwing 602. I make a lot of mistakes and use the eraser a lot, so I have eraser replacements too.