Long Live the Pen

Nick Bilton of the New York Times would like you to know that the pen is dead. Not only that, but he wants us to know that “pro-pen and pro-computer camps” both agree that “[t]he pen will eventually become obsolete.” And he bought a house with his smartphone.

Drew Magary of The Concourse begs to differ in a hilarious post that dismantles Bilton’s trend piece line by pretentious line. Check it out: you will laugh. (And then maybe go spam Bilton’s twitter with pictures of your junk drawer.)

4 thoughts on “Long Live the Pen

  1. I’m having a moment here, because HOW THE HELL DID THAT GET PUBLISHED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES? Do they publish anything there these days? Is “Nick Bilton” an alias for Show!Larry Bloom?

    Because seriously, from the opening paragraphs, this is ABOMINABLY BAD WRITING. Also a totally inane premise.

    I cannot get over “Unlike pens, fingers don’t run out of ink.” Unless he’s been under a terribly morbid misconception of how his finger releases “ink” — no, sorry, he’s still wrong, you can definitely run out of that ink too.


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