Until the advent of fountain pens in the late 19th century, writing was done with a dip pen into a container of ink. For around 4 thousand years, the pen and inkwell recorded the world's history, its successes, and its failures... the lives of everyday people, and the declarations of nations. They were found on the desks of bankers, and in the packs of soldiers...with heads of state, and heads of religion. They poured forth novels and poems and histories and art.

They were part of our lives. They recorded our lives. They changed our lives.

They are still found in our world today if you take a look...

 

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