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March 12, 2003

If You're Wondering About the Rising Tide of Mediocrity...

Posted by Mike on March 12, 2003 8:32 PM

... in academia, please look no further than the Portland State University Bookstore, which refuses to sell pens that don't either involve gel or medium points. I settled on a reasonable compromise (the PaperMate PhD medium point black with triangular rubber grip), but these rustics haven't ever heard of the classic black Pilot fine-point (with wax tip keeper to protect it from the rigors of shipping) and the clerk was pointedly disinterested in the issue.