Daily Archives: 6 July 2017


Microsoft’s Pen

In the sixteen years I’ve been with my current employer my computer has been replaced a few times, but this is the first time the new hardware1 came with a pen. The new pen even has an eraser at the end.

I guess there will be even fewer chances of marking student assignments with pen and writing feedback with pen or typewriter (our feedback forms used to be spaced just right for use with typewriters, a remainder of the past).  Let’s see whether I’ll like using this pen as much as my analogue pens -I doubt I will2.

  1. Of course not the latest model, but the one from a few years ago, with the smallest RAM and storage configuration on the market []
  2. Maybe because this is quite a low spec piece of hardware the line you draw doesn’t seem to follow the tip if you move fast []