Livescribe Pulse Smartpen

The Livescribe Pulse Smartpen is the kind of invention that marries a brilliant idea with the best available technology of an era, provoking a gee-whizz response rarely experienced in this age of rapid advancement. While smartpens have been around for some time, previous models have been riddled with problems and failed to gain a following. Livescribe nails every feature on the dot. Essentially, the Pulse …

Fray Issue 1: Busted!

Busted! marks the first print edition of Fray.com’s long-running series of first-person true stories. Launched in the internet wilderness of 1996, it served the novel role of personal storytelling forum, eventually expanding to a series of live events and albums. With the new millennium came the inevitable over-saturation of blogs and online journals, pushing Fray into an indefinite hiatus, only to return last month as …

Cleto Munari: Five Pens for Five Nobel Prize Winning Writers

A person's handwriting says a lot about his or her personality; a strong right slant suggests a fierce emotional side while small size might refer to a penchant for details. This idea wasn't lost on Italian designer Cleto Munari, who asked famous architects and designers to come up with with a set of five beautiful pens, each inspired by a Nobel Prize-winning writer. The finished …