Friday, October 07, 2005


When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to above 300 C.

The Russians used a pencil.

And its fools like me who cross the sea that pay the damn taxes.