TITLE

A RUB-OUT?

AUTHOR(S)
Petroski, Henry
PUB. DATE
December 1993
SOURCE
New Republic;12/6/93, Vol. 209 Issue 23, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Traces the history of the wood-case pencil. Implication of the Educational Testing Service's announcement that it will replace pencil and paper with computers; Comments on the discovery that pencil lead was actually a form of carbon; Involvement of writer Henry David Thoreau's family in the pencil business; Exhaustion of sources of graphite and red cedar, which are the raw materials for pencil.
ACCESSION #
12082878

 

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