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Finger-Writer

Flexible wire
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An idea of a pen that consists of a thin,flexible wire that you can strap on to your index finger making it that much easier to write. The cartridges would be refillable-just snap another one onto the original wire. Available in any color. Easy to use, and easier on the wrists-no more cramps from taking notes.
Ecce, Mar 28 2005

Zip Pen http://zippen.com/
Here is one. [-----, Mar 28 2005]

Ecce and Old Earth http://www.ffbooks.co.uk/n3/n18982.htm
Jack Vance.....wonderful stuff [normzone, Mar 28 2005]

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       Where would the writing tip be?
Random832, Mar 28 2005
  

       It would be on the end of the wire at the tip of your finger.
Ecce, Mar 28 2005
  

       Good idea, but it's baked. See link.
-----, Mar 28 2005
  

       Oh. I guess I won't be making millions on that patent, then.
Ecce, Mar 28 2005
  

       Innovation is through evolution not revolution, as my old marketing lecturer used to say. Do not be downhearted [Ecce], simply evolve this technique to other parts of the human anatomy! I suggest a collaboration with [benfrost]...
Jinbish, Mar 28 2005
  

       And Old Earth ? [link]
normzone, Mar 28 2005
  

       15 years? female? canada?
po, Mar 28 2005
  

       Yep. That's me.
Ecce, Mar 28 2005
  

       too young for me! :)
po, Mar 28 2005
  

       Ha ha. And you are?
Ecce, Mar 28 2005
  

       She's 72 and currently languishing in a UK prison. Sort of the Brit version of Martha Stewart, [po] is.   

       Writing with your fingertip is a labor compared to writing with a pen, I think. It's awkward.
bristolz, Mar 28 2005
  

       72 eh? Why not.   

       I think you would become accustomed to writing with your finger just as you did to writing with a real pen or pencil. It might be awkward for a short while though.
Ecce, Mar 28 2005
  

       Senior Citizen
Ecce, Mar 28 2005
  

       The link shows a normal sort of pen which is just retained by a ring on the finger, then swivelled round and held like a regular pen for use. So, I don't think this is baked according to the link.
Basepair, Mar 28 2005
  

       I just tried surgical-taping a retractable pencil to my index finger, and it sort of works. Not as easy to control as a held pencil, but this may be a matter of experience. Plus my hand-writing is normally terrible anyway. Plus don't try picking your nose whilst wearing.
Basepair, Mar 28 2005
  

       This is an old device used by magicians.
ldischler, Mar 28 2005
  

       Really boring magicians. "And for my next trick, I'll make even more writing appear out of thin air!"
Worldgineer, Mar 28 2005
  

       Actually, it's quite effective. You pretend to write something on a pad, ask the sitter for a word or number, then pick up the pad, discretely writing the word or number with your finger writer. And thus the sitter thinks you’ve predicted what they were going to say.
ldischler, Mar 29 2005
  
      
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