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Vintage L&C Hardmuth Koh-i-Noor pencil leads_Etsy

Before the cold weather in New York turns merely chilly (or downright tepid), here are some nice things to read on a warm computer:

  • Laurie explains how she uses the goals pages in the Plannerisms planner — not just to list, but to track. Sounds like a cross-platform idea!
  • The Weekly Standard reviews a new book about the evolution of punctuation. Did you know, for instance, that “the earliest recorded use of the @ symbol is in a letter sent from Seville to Rome, dated May 4, 1536”?
  • The New Yorker outlines a brief history of author interviews. “It’s been a long time since Barthes declared the author dead, but we’re more eager than ever to hear the corpse speak.”
  • Finally, do yourself a favor and ogle these gorgeous antique pencil lead cases at Palimpsest.

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