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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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Sorry if I was unclear....

Sorry if I was unclear. Moleskines are more than 'stylish'. Stylish is something that's on the surface. Stylish is paying $50 for a cotton t-shirt because it has a designer logo.

Moleskines well-designed. The paper is acid-free and smooth and a pleasure to write on. [If you're using your notebook for a grocery list, that's probably not important, but if you plan to keep your notebooks, it is.]

The pocket notebooks fit comfortably in one's hand, and are small enough to easily carry in a pocket or purse.

The notebooks lay flat, making them easy to write in.

The elastic band and back pocket make it possible to carry notes and other emphemera safely.

I know that the Chatwin, et al. tale is more sales pitch than fact. Fine with me. I use Moleskines because they work so well.





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