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Henry Petroski looks at the pencil and cites it as a prime example of elegant design and engineering with much to say about the world of modern ...Show synopsisHenry Petroski looks at the pencil and cites it as a prime example of elegant design and engineering with much to say about the world of modern technology. He includes facts such as that a single pencil could draw a line 70 miles long, and that Hemingway and Steinbeck wrote novels in pencil.Hide synopsis
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