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Chinese Hi Tech Pencil

So I'm working away using my trusty Chung Hwa pencil (中华牌); it's a nice pencil made of real wood with a nice paint job and some fancy gold lettering on it. Well on the other side of the pencil I happen to notice it has an additional feature. This pencil is "Suitable for Computer". Wow! Amazing!

I have not yet completely figured out the pencil/computer interface. The pencil did not come with a user manual and the China First Pencil Company has no tech support line. So far the only integration I've been able to achieve is to use it as a pointing device and also as a means of producing a hard copy of the information on the computer display. It is not as fast as my ink jet printer but the Chung Hwa pencil seems to last longer and is far cheaper than the ink cartridge for the printer. The one complaint I have with the Chung Hwa model 6181 Computer Suitable pencil is that it has no delete function. I believe that is only available as a separate hardware item.
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The one complaint I have with the Chung Hwa model 6181 Computer Suitable pencil is that it has no delete function. I believe that is only available as a separate hardware item.
Pete, you bought the bottom of the range model I'd advise you to upgrade to the model which has a little pink rubbery thing on the end

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Chung Hwa pencil (中华牌.
Back in my day this would have been pronounced as Jung Gwo Bi

and I was taught in Yale...pffft you chillin', ya'll splurge the words.

Chinese, Jungwa Ren, also have a high tech solution to eating: Chopsticks/quick-bamboo/kwaid ze.

and ... PETE!!!! Your allive, your back...no ban can hold the petester.

BTW: Suitable for Computer means it's a #2, and suitable for filling in those OCR read dots....We have them too.

and, speaking of high tech, it reminds me of the story of US vs USSR in space:

Over a million dollars were spent to perfect the presurized pen so it would work in zero gravity/space and not be a fire hazzard.


USSR, spent 5 cents for one pencil.

http://www.snopes.com/business/genius/spacepen.asp

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and ... PETE!!!! Your allive, your back...no ban can hold the petester.
Rik, I was never banned. The stuff I post is only moderately offensive.

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BTW: Suitable for Computer means it's a #2, and suitable for filling in those OCR read dots....We have them too.
LOL, I remember taking those tests back in school where you had to fill in the ovals and the teacher would say, "You MUST use a #2 pencil! Use only a #2 pencil!". I, of course, only carried #3 pencils. I used to be such a rebel in my younger days.

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Being a student of the fine art of "drafting" (manual CAD for you youngins) I carried a #1 Mechanical pencil. Teacher said it was OK as long as I went over my letters twice.

Now Pete using a #3...Whoa...Thats was great for use in the Hibachi (manual grill for you youngins) as it was nearly pure charcoal. In fact, I think they were made by Kingsford.

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Rik, I was never banned. The stuff I post is only moderately offensive..
[puting on glasses...#300x] oh, yeesszzz, i [*squint*] see now

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LOL, I remember taking those tests back in school where you had to fill in the ovals and the teacher would say, "You MUST use a #2 pencil! Use only a #2 pencil!". I, of course, only carried #3 pencils. I used to be such a rebel in my younger days.
#3, made me miss MENSA score by thaaatttt much

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