Thursday, September 08, 2005

BIC Pens = Back to School

I have always associated back to school with a fresh supply of new, BIC ballpoint pens. I personally like the blue ones with the medium tip. Whew, they have now sold 100 billion of those pens -- and all 100 billion are in landfills somewhere. Mr. Bich did revolutionize the pen industry, as well as other "limited-use disposables" -- lighters, razors etc. -- all of which are in landfills. But there is nothing like writing with a new, medium point pen, except maybe chewing on the tip or poking at stuff with the cap.