The most powerful thing in the world: Pen

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Offline Yousuf.Chy

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The most powerful thing in the world: Pen
« on: October 04, 2011, 12:41:39 PM »
A pen (Latin penna, feather) is a device used to apply ink to a surface, usually paper, for writing or drawing. Historically, reed pens, quill pens, and dip pens were used, with a nib of some sort to be dipped in the ink. Ruling pens allow precise adjustment of line width, and still find a few specialized uses, but technical pens such as the Rapidograph are more commonly used. Modern types also include ballpoint, rollerball, fountain, and felt or ceramic tip pens.

Ancient Indians were the first to use the pen. According to ancient text the earliest of pens made in India used bird feathers, bamboo sticks, etc. The old literature of Puranas, Ramayana and Mahabharta used this kind of pen roughly 500 BC. Ancient Egyptians had developed writing on papyrus scrolls when scribes used thin reed brushes or reed pens from the Juncus Maritimus or sea rush. In his book A History of Writing, Steven Roger Fischer suggests that on the basis of finds at Saqqara, the reed pen might well have been used for writing on parchment as long ago as the First Dynasty or about 3000 BC. Reed pens continued to be used until the Middle Ages although they were slowly replaced by quills from about the 7th century. The reed pen, generally made from bamboo, is still used in some parts of Pakistan by young students and is used to write on small boards made of timber.


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Swiss company Caran d'Ache made 'La Modernista Diamonds' a pen that was sold in Harrods, London, for $265,000. Created in memory of architect Antonio Gaudi, the rhodium-coated solid silver pen has an 18-karat gold pen point and is pave-set with 5,072 diamonds and 96 half-cut rubies.

Swiss company Caran d'Ache made 'La Modernista Diamonds' a pen that was sold in Harrods, London, for $265,000. Created in memory of architect Antonio Gaudi, the rhodium-coated solid silver pen has an 18-karat gold pen point and is pave-set with 5,072 diamonds and 96 half-cut rubies.


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Re: The most powerful thing in the world: Pen
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 01:06:16 PM »
Those pen are also very nice............................
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Offline Md. Fouad Hossain Sarker

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Re: The most powerful thing in the world: Pen
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011, 12:41:38 PM »
Its true that pen is the most powerful thing in the world .
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Re: The most powerful thing in the world: Pen
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 01:19:49 PM »
The pen is more powerful than the sword.

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Re: The most powerful thing in the world: Pen
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011, 01:35:30 PM »
Absolutely correct.........Thanks for good post.

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Re: The most powerful thing in the world: Pen
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2011, 07:58:47 PM »
Quill pens were the writing instruments of choice for centuries, used by the Lord of the Manor. The Lord owned serfs, and the serfs owned hens, a prolific, and self-replacing source of quills. With the Industrial Revolution, an increasingly sophisticated technology produced better writing utensils, such as the fountain pen. This elegant writing instrument reigned supreme from 1884 to 1945, made a comeback in the early 1950s, and is still used to an extent today. It successor, the ball-point pen, has an interesting history, mirroring the stormy times into which it was born.
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Re: The most powerful thing in the world: Pen
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2011, 06:00:46 PM »
Thank you Mr. Baset for adding more information.
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