A new pencil can be an invigorating experience.
Occasionally the days roll on and nearly escape me. We are nearing in on Midnight and I don’t really have a topic to talk about. I’m still working on things in unity. I think I’ve finally got a good first pass UI to work with. A simple set of goals and guiding principles. I’ve also got a new pencil! That last bit is more important than it might sound. Honestly I don’t think physical media for note taking will ever truly vanish. There is something delightful about writing in pencil. It just feels right. As if you are imparting your mind upon paper.
You leave behind a physical stone representation of your thoughts. Not quite as long term as chiseling your thoughts on a tablet but it still feels quite nice. I’ve said it before that we value things based on their susceptibility to entropy relative to ours. Digital media is given a very low value threshold because the lifetime of a photon in our world tends to be quite short. At least as far as the consumption of it is concerned.
But a mountain, a tree, a rock, or a car (well that descended quickly), those things we give lots of value. Because these things last for decades, centuries, or millennia.
Time is money. The more time something encompasses with a single acquisition the more we value it. Or more precisely, how effortlessly that something survives for a long period of time. Pants could last you your lifetime but they can very easily be destroyed if uncared for. A dresser is a little harder to break through regular use.
Anyways, new pencil, game coming along. I hope this weekend will be productive.