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Moleskine Sightings

October 16, 2007

Damien O’Farrel
Originally uploaded by daleyhake[.com]



The first, in this amazing shot of my friend Damien, pinched from Daley Hake‘s amazing flickr (another good one is here).

The other was at a conference I snuck into on Saturday, and illustrated the plain fact that a Moleskine is not for note-taking; not if you’re cool. Oh, sure it’s permissible to jot an occasional thought that was spurred by something that someone said, but outlining someone’s talk as they’re giving it is just evidence of a derivative, uncreative mind (and not very Moleskine). Tony was likening denominations to the Matrix, pointing to the stilted thinking and lack of innovation evidenced by mainliners, and the woman in front of me was furiously writing it all down in her breathtaking reporter’s notebook. Ironic, eh? Still, if unhip people are sitting in a pew at a conference taking notes in a reporter’s notebook, how much more then should the cool among us be carrying Moleskines?

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4 Responses to “Moleskine Sightings”

  1. Ryan says:

    I’m thinking that we should have our daughters coloring, scribbling, writing letters of the alphabet, and drawing in Moleskines. Recent research has shown that Baby Einstein DVD’s can damage the intellectual development of children. However, if we put them in front of a screen with a picture of a Moleskine rotating itself forward and backward with the pages blowing back and forth ever so slightly, we increase their Van Goghentiality by 10%.

  2. kate says:

    I’m still confused as to how this is different than any other book with blank pages.
    Spoken like one tragically unhip, I suppose.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am with Kate. It seems a little trendy for people who are supposed to deconstruct consumptionism. But I suspect I am not picking up some tongue-in-cheekness lost in electronic translation. Miriam

  4. Ken Tennyson says:

    Miriam, I do not think you are missing any tongue in cheek here. This is raw, unbridled lust…!!! Kudos to Stav for his honesty, at least it is not a harley or yacht!

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damien

not for note-taking; not if you’re cool. Oh, sure its okay to jot an occassional thought that was spurred by something that someone said. But outlining someone’s talk as they’re giving it is just evidence of a derrivative, uncreative mind. Still, if uncool people are sitting in a pew at a conference taking notes in a reporter’s notebook, how much more then should the cool among us be carrying Moleskines?

tony making a point about matrix and the derrivative thinking of mainliners, while a woman took notes.

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