Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Romance of the Pencil

The folks at the Competitive Enterprise Institute have produced a brief web movie which "dramatizes", if one may use the term, the classic economics essay I, Pencil. It's quite well done.

And for the less high-concept version, here's the How It's Made (a wildly popular series in the Darwin household) episode on pencils:


bearing said...

Did you ever read Henry Petroski's book "The Pencil?" It is an impressively thick tome.

(Stupid iPad just tried to change "tome" to "time." I showed it who's boss.)

Petroski is one of the best engineering writers out there.

Darwin said...

No, I haven't. I'll have to take a look.