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    Not a Pencil

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    “Not a Pencil” Everyday millions of people around the world use some form of writing. When they send an e-mail, sign a check, or read a billboard these people are utilizing a technology that has been around for centuries. Like the wheel, writing is hardly ever viewed as a technology when compared to HD televisions, cell phones, and X Box. However, the way people write and what they use to write are more complex technologies than they seem. For nearly as long as writing has been around there

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    A pencil Listeni/ˈpɛnsəl/ is a writing implement or art medium constructed of a narrow, solid pigment core inside a protective casing which prevents the core from being broken or leaving marks on the user’s hand during use. Pencils create marks by physical abrasion, leaving behind a trail of solid core material that adheres to a sheet of paper or other surface. They are distinct from pens, which instead disperse a trail of liquid or gel ink that stains the light colour of the paper. Most pencil

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    Macromolecules - Graphite in Pencils

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    could be used to write documents or letters. However, they were inefficient as they can break easily, they do not last as long as pencils do, and they are typically not erasable. Until 1795, Nicholas-Jacques Conte invented the modern pencil everyone know today [M. Popova, n.d.], which solved many of the inconveniences caused by the prehistoric pencils. The modern pencil used nowadays contains a material in the centre of the long, thin, wooden pipe, called called Graphite [EnchantedLearning, n.d.]

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    Everything about Pencils

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    blurry. Then, I remember I had a pencil with an eraser. I turned that pencil around so the eraser was pointing directly towards the paper and the lead was pointing to the ceiling and I erased my error like no man had erased an error on an exam before. Quickly my mistake vanished and I was able to write down the correct answer. A couple of months later I got my score. I had passed the exam. The pencil had once again saved the day and I began to appreciate and love the pencil. Am I different from any other

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    The Use Of Pencils As Weapons

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    more than 1,000 students are seriously injured per year during school violence in California alone. (http://www.geocities.com/area51/stats/7403.html) In most cases of serious injury, weapons were involved, including common school supplies such as pencils and pens. Historically, the school systems response to possession of weapons on campus has been at the very least confiscation of said weapons and suspension of the possessor, more commonly expulsion of the possessor and occasionally the bringing

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    Waving his Withering Pencil as if it were a Pirate's Cutlass There have been precious few consistencies in my life, very few things I have been able to hold on to for stability. When people ask me where I’m from it is impossible to tell them with any degree of accuracy. My parents split up when I was four, and from that time I have never lived in the same place for more than two years. I attended over twenty different schools before I graduated high school. I’m thirty years old and I have

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    number two pencil. Although the number two pencil looks like a simplistic utensil, its production involves a meticulous machining process. Making a pencil begins with a mixture of graphite, and a smaller amount of clay and water. Graphite is produced using carbo... ... middle of paper ... ...ion. But in the end the disposal of the number two pencil is much easily taken care of then the extraction and production of the materials necessary to produce it are. Bibliography 1) "I, Pencil: The Movie

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    Pencil

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    It all began with me; When the piercing tip made contact with the coarse untainted expanse. It was the beginning of the intimate connection between the creator, the instrument and the canvas which formed swift, coursing curves on the page. Graceful and delicate at first, the force increased as he traced already existent lines, deepening their shade, making them more prominent. He was of older age. I felt his hand quiver whilst trying to sustain a firm yet fluid hold as he illustrated the miniscule

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    Trying to Create a Writing Technology

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    Trying to Create a Writing Technology Creating a writing technology is a much more difficult task than I first anticipated. I thought it would be rather simple to create text within nature, but my first attempt failed miserably. I found something to act as the "paper" rather easily, but my problem was finding something that would act as the "ink" on my writing surface. I wanted to create something impressive that could be considered a new way to write. Trying to find something in nature, without

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    Writing From a Technical Standpoint

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    Writing From a Technical Standpoint At first, I didn’t really understand the concept of this assignment. I thought, this is going to be pretty easy. I’ll just get some glue, and write some words on a piece of construction paper. After all, glue is just sugar and water, and paper is just a tree—sounds natural enough! However, after I sat down and thought about it, glue and paper are far from natural. Someone mixed the glue, put it into a container, and shipped it to the store. The paper was

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    Theoretically Tested

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    The scantron glared menacingly from the table. Others might have seen a harmless sheet of paper, but I knew better. I saw the rows upon rows of crisp circles in military formation, turned out in their dress whites. I understood the power that lay behind the innocent exterior. As I approached the table my eyes darted uncertainly around the room. I wanted nothing more than to avoid the military parade that looked to me like a firing squad. Looking around the room brought little relief. The fingers

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    Inventing a Writing Technology

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    When I first started thinking about this assignment, lots of different ideas ran through my head from sticks and sand to pond muck to baking, but I kept running into the fact that almost everything that I thought of utilized some sort of manufactured tool. Ultimately, since I have a soft spot for anything edible, and since fruit is a ready resource in nature, I went to the produce section of the grocery store for some berries and a surface. My problem then though was the fact that paper and traditional

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    question mark on his face and shakes his head from the right to the left. After I got the calculator for the brat, at another table two girls were fighting over a pencil with an eraser on top. The reason why they fought over a pencil was because they don’t want to do their homework. Also the pencil they fought over was a normal number 2 pencil which was provided by the Boy and Girl Club. After that was day, I was feed up with their lacked excuses and decided to quit the club after I finish my community

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    The Pencil Box

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    THE PENCIL BOX Nobody liked Jane. As soon as Emily Sweet found that copy of Anne of Green Gables—a three-hundred-page-long book! —in Jane's faded purple kindergarten backpack, that was it. Any hope Jane had for a normal life, for swing on the swings, for making a life long friend, someone to share secrets and giggles with, someone to teeter totter with, was over, because nobody likes the smart girl. Nobody likes someone who totes a three hundred page long book to read on the bus. That

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    knowing it was a great well written paper that I gave all my thought into and knowing my professor is going to love my paper. When I prepare to write a paper I make sure my surroundings are clear and no one in sight. I get my sharp, smooth, pointy pencils and eraser ready to roll. The place I choose to write in has to be perfect if not I am not going to be concentrated on my paper, which will cause me not to write a good paper. ...

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    Nature is as Man Decrees

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    far more difficult than I thought it would be at first glance. While thinking about it on the way home from class, I discarded one idea after another because technology had touched nearly everything I would think of. As Dennis Baron, author of From Pencils to Pixels wrote, once we are used to certain technologies “we come to think of them as natural rather than techEven thinking about going to a national park, the truth is that just by setting it aside as a "natural" state...makes it in essence, not

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    The Hazards of Lead

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    The Hazards of Lead L-E-A-D. What is it? Oh, everyone knows. Or do we? As a child, your first conscious awareness of lead was probably the black substance found in pencils. But soon enough you considered yourself learned when you came to find out that ''lead'' in pencils is really just graphite (actually it is a graphite and clay mixture). Later you became thoroughly confused when you learned that graphite and diamond have the same chemical formula, yet are so different visually and economically

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    ============================ Planning Aim - to gain an average compression rate of the spring in the trolley in order to find the spring constant. Apparatus Clamp stand 2 clamps 2 bosses, 24 0.98N weights 2 weight holders 3 labels Pencil Sprit level Trolley Ruler (measures to nearest 5 x 10-4m) Diagram Plan - I am going to investigate the spring constant of the spring in the trolley to enable me to calculate the energy stored in the spring in the major investigation

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    Natural is Relative

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    Natural is Relative In his essay "From Pencils to Pixels," professor and author Dennis Baron wrote, "We have a way of getting so used to writing technologies that we come to think of them as natural rather than technological. We assume that pencils are a natural way to write because they are old…" (51). When assigned to develop my own writing technology, however, I discovered that this common human conception is wrong. Dead wrong. And the word "natural" - as we use it today - is relative.

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    words etched into the wooden canvas before me. Being a college desk, there were the token swear words and brilliantly crafted phrases such as “Bobby Joe was here.” The etchings I found of interest weren’t even etched in; they were merely drawn with pencil. What a daring move for the author to make. Someone could easily ... ... middle of paper ... ... forget to divert your eyes from the professor. Once you make eye contact the spell is broken and he will call on you... What on earth could that

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