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Staff At Sony Pictures Are Being Forced To Use Pens And Paper After A Massive Hack

Staff in every office of movie studio Sony Pictures have been left to try and do their jobs using just pen and paper after hackers broke into the company's computer system.  A new report in the Times reveals that staff have been banned from using computers. Show More Summary

The DotPen is a precise stylus for any device

We all have to write notes, letters, and memos during the day. Whether or not we mean to, we get attached to a certain pen or pencil that we prefer to use for any writing we have to do. The way it feels in our hand and the quality of line it produces starts to somehow seem more comfortable than any other option out there. Of course, the same can...

Orange Coast College officers to get pen video cameras

For several years, the chief of campus safety at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa has issued tape recorders to his officers to use to help protect students and his staff.

Building boom lifts city's culture biz

Even the pens handed to visitors will be cutting-edge when the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum reopens next month. Visitors can use the tech tools to draw shapes on special tables, and then... To view the full story, click the title link.

This hand drawn Big Hero 6 trailer is so simple but so lovely

CGI is wonderful and I love it when excellent animators use it for their films but there's something about the ol' trusty pen and pencil way of hand drawing (even if it's not done with a pen and pencil) that always makes me smile. It's like doing things simpler is sometimes better. Read more...

Vincent Gray vetos two bills amid final weeks as D.C. mayor

Mayor Vincent C. Gray made rare use of his veto pen this week, striking down two D.C. Council bills just weeks before he is set to leave office. One bill would permit animal control officers to use flashing lights and sirens while responding to “animal-related emergencies”; another would provide for free meals on snow days […]

These awesome images are 3D drawings that were each created by...

These awesome images are 3D drawings that were each created by hand. They’re the skillful work of 15-year-old artist João A. Carvalho, aka J Desenhos, who uses pencils, colored pencils, an eraser and ballpoint pen to create drawings that appear to be emerging from or falling into sheets of everyday lined notebook paper. Show More Summary

The 'N' Word, Piers Morgan, and the Myth of Black Respectability

Recently, Piers Morgan penned an incendiary piece titled "If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves." The former CNN host opined that black people must never use the "N" word, because it reinforces longstanding racial tension. Show More Summary

The 'N' Word, Piers Morgan, and the Myth of Black Respectability

Recently, Piers Morgan penned an incendiary piece titled "If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves." The former CNN host opined that black people must never use the "N" word, because it reinforces longstanding racial tension. Show More Summary

The 'N' Word, Piers Morgan, and the Myth of Black Respectability

Recently, Piers Morgan penned an incendiary piece titled "If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves." The former CNN host opined that black people must never use the "N" word, because it reinforces longstanding racial tension. Show More Summary

Note 4 Roadtrip: Stylus Up

After my post yesterday discussing my experience typing on the Note 4 and selecting text, several commenters asked why I wasn’t using the S Pen stylus for that task. In truth, it had been a little neglected, so I set myself to properly exploring its text input possibilities. More »      

Handwrytten, An App That Uses a Robot to Convert Text Into Old Fashioned, Handwritten Letters

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Handwrytten is an a mobile app that uses a machine to create letters that appear handwritten. Users pick a design, enter text, and pay a fee, and a remote robot will scrawl the letter and address in ballpoint pen. A Handwrytten employee will send it on its way, making it appear as though the user […]

The coming amnesty by executive order — what is to be done?

(Paul Mirengoff) President Obama reiterated today that, in the absence of congressional action, he intends to use his pen to bring about immigration reform. I don’t think he’s bluffing. Expect an Executive Order that will authorize the issuance of work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. Show More Summary

On the Latest Ken Johnson Shit Storm: Are “Bad Boy” and “Soccer Mom” Comparable Terms?

2 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

It’s been two weeks since New York Times critic Ken Johnson penned his review of Michelle Grabner’s show at James Cohan and debate over whether he used sexist language to dismiss it still rages on. A few responses to the responses on the responses.

President Obama Says He'll Use His Veto Pen

President Obama gave a press conference today to discuss the results after the trouncing the Democratic party took after the midterm elections. Most people believe the GOP will work to pass trade agreements and tax reform with the administration,...Show More Summary

The Social Consumer Study: What It Means to Customer Service Professionals

“The pen is mightier than the sword,” wrote Edward George Bulwer-Lytton in 1839. Little did he know what was to come with the advent of social media. Around the globe, customers – friend and foe alike – share their experiences using indelible digital characters all across the social channel. Show More Summary

A Response to the Inquirer Endorsement of TMac

As Rosi reported on Friday, I penned a short response to what has got to be the poorest-written editorial endorsement in decades. My friend, who uses the nom de blog bssjersey (but is not, AFAIK, the person behind the Twitter feed of the same name), wrote a much more detailed and well-thought out response. Show More Summary

Profile: Intizar Husain

This week's Wordsmith-column in The Hindu asks the when/how/where/what from Basti- and A Chronicle of the Peacocks-author Intizar Husain. Never mind typewriters, much less computers: I still use an ink pen and resist using ball-point pens for my stories.

Play With Blends and Image Trace to Create a Simple Cat Scene in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Those who follow my tutorials will know there are three common themes: portraits, cats, and silhouettes. In this tutorial, I'll be creating a simple, Pen Tool-free sunset cat scene, using Blends and Image Trace. Show More Summary

Sketch o’the Week- Elsa Lanchester!

Clicky to embiggen… The last of our Halloween themed sketches- Elsa Lanchester as “the Bride” from the 1935 film “Bride of Frankenstein”. Done using various pens and markers.

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