Friday, May 7, 2010
Fashionistas need not apply
When I posted the poll, “I use fountain pens because…,” a couple of weeks ago, I really didn’t know what to expect from the results. I figured the data I collected would be skewed any way you look at it, since it seems to me that this blog is most interesting to people who have more than a passing interest in pens and writing. But you never know. Anyway, here’s how it ended up: 82 percent said they use fountain pens because, “They write well.” This was followed by, “I’m a collector,” at 11 percent. “They look nice,” and “They’re fashion statements,” tied at 2 percent. So here’s to all you fashion illiterates out there. Score another one for quality fountain pens and the people who love them.