The problem is it’s still a concept and as concepts go, chance of success via ultimate production are slim. The person behind this ever so simple re-imagining of the humble pencil is Deuk Young Lee. The whole point is to completely remove the cedar covering part of the average pencil and replace it with the same material as an eraser instead. The result is a high-performance writing tool that maximizes the capacity for correction and improvement.
While pencils are still in vogue for standardized tests and a lot of other academic nonsense, the old-school yellow-painted variety did have a few timeless merits. Its covering, for example, protected the brittle graphite core from stress. If this Eraser Pencil is not hard enough, the very material itself could damage the pencil from within. Sharpening this type of pencil could also prove difficult.
Of course, if this ever enters mass production we doubt it will keep the proles from familiar bad habits. Life is full of unpleasantness and there’s no end to people sticking a pencil inside their noses, ears, or nibbling at it. At least this fresh concept makes sure it packs serious erasing power.
Source Oh Gizmo
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