I enjoyed the piece on the humble pencil. It’s always fun to dive into the backstory of important but overlooked innovations.

By the way, it’s worth mentioning economist Leonard Read’s classic short essay, “I Pencil” from 1958 (link: https://fee.org/resources/i-pencil/) and Milton Friedman riffing on Read’s essay in a TV series from 1980 (link: https://youtu.be/67tHtpac5ws). Both presented the pencil—through it’s complex and disparate supply chain and processing—as an exemplar of the free market economy.

Keep up the good work.

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Great list of things as usual! Last week I went to an exhibition also called Future Fossils. https://www.lakenhal.nl/en/story/future-fossils. Not sure if these two projects are related but very interesting concept!

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