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H2G2 on the Moleskine

BBC - h2g2 - Moleskine Notebooks - A1113346

Great Moleskine factoids and gentle mythos deflation, plus further evidence that you’re allowed to pronounce it as though you’re doing a Sylvia Poggioli impression.

The standard Moleskine Notebook measures 9 x 14cm and features the following: lightweight, acid-free paper, a foldable pocket in the back cover, a cloth ribbon attached to the spine to serve as a bookmark, and a woven elastic band attached to the back to keep the book closed when not in use. The name (officially pronounced mol-a-skeen-a, although it can vary) comes from the French spelling of ‘moleskin’, which the oilcloth covering resembles, and is a trademark of Modo and Modo.

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Stupid moleskine hack (Yeah. probably...

Stupid moleskine hack (Yeah. probably not the right place to post this, but it's so simple that i felt intimidated to post it on the google group)

For a project that I'm working on, I'm putting the occasional map and other bits of information into my moleskine. The first few maps, I just used a glue stick and glued the map to the page. While this certianly works, it also leaves a lot to be desired - especially when you don't have a glue stick handy.

There's the double-side tape that Scotch makes that's also acid-free and literally is the thickness of the adhesive. It comes in a roll and there's a wax paper backing.

I put this tape on the 'back' page on about 10 pages, leaving the wax paper on, so i could remove it later. I then used a sharp razor blade to just cut through the wax paper so that there would be easy removal when I need.

The nice thing is that now I can write on both sides of the map as well as the page behind it. This would probably be a good way to keep other things, as well. The downside is that it adds thickness to the moleskine, and I'm not sure how much abuse it can handle without falling apart.

Trying to figure out a 'writing implement holder' hack - e.g. a way to keep a pen/pencil with the moleskine. Sure, you could use the clip on a pen, or mechanical pencil. But, I really prefer to use an old-fashioned wooden pencil.




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