Many of you know that I am totally against e-books and kindles and the like.
Let me rephrase that. I am totally against them for myself. I like to hold a book in my hands. I like to turn the pages. I like to inhale the subtle fragrance of print and paper.
Even the thought of a book relaxes me.
As our world becomes more technologically dependent, because that is what is happening, I want you to know that I also do not believe that the pen–the simple pen–will be extinct.
I think there will always be a need for a pen: whether it’s jotting something in a meeting or sketching the shape of a tree or scribbling an address down so that you can later put it into your GPS. I believe the pen will be around for a long time.
I’m not the only one. Visual Artists are still using primitive means to create. Art needs any and all tools to be created: old or new.
The need for pens/writing utensils goes beyond the world of visual arts, though. The business world still needs them. Have you seen a copy center void of pens? Have you been to a conference where you didn’t need a pen?
No, I didn’t think so.
Most of my pens around my home are free pens that have been used as promo pens. Everyone has the need for a pen.
All this to say, if you need to market your business, promo pens are a cheap way to go. I don’t know how many of you need to do this, but if you do, now you’ve got my two cents!