Letter Writing Shouldn’t Vanish – It’s Good for Relationships (and Profit)

Hand Written Love Letter

How long has it been since you actually sat down and wrote a letter by hand? Months? Probably years? That’s how it is for most people, which is why letter writing seems to be in its last days.

We have so many other ways to communicate now: cell phones, email, IMs, text messages, Facebook, webcams, and cool new tools like Google Wave. UK cell phone subscribers sent nearly 80 billion text messages last year. Meanwhile, global email use is expected to spread to an estimated 3.2 billion people within a year.

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Pens and Writing in the News

James Bond Pen

We like to keep up with pen news, with help from the ever-useful Google. These are a few pen-related articles that caught our interest this week.

Drunk with a pen gun – UK papers are reporting that a Manchester man has been sentenced to five years in prison for trying to sell a tiny gun that looks like a pen to someone he met on the street.

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Can You Really Get Ink Poisoning from an Ordinary Writing Pen?

Can You Get Ink Poisoning From A Pen

This one may seem a little obvious, but we have come across a fair number of postings from people worried they might have gotten ink poisoning.

This can be either by writing with an ink or marker pen on themselves, getting jabbed by a pen, or even having eye contact with the ink. This made us curious. Is pen ink toxic or poisonous and is it possible to get ink poisoning from a pen?

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