Having a reputation as a note-taker, I was given by a co-worker two notebooks made by a Canadian company, Think In Ink, Inc. The 100 substantial pages are 3.5″ x 5.5″, and alternate between blank and lined (genius!). It’s bound with a doubled plastic spiral that allows you to remove pages without ripping, and fits a standard ballpoint pen. There’s also a plastic sleeve at the back to store loose bits and papers, and a laminated/plasticky cover that can withstand years of sweaty palmed abuse, or being carried in a back pocket. I brought the second notebook with me to Europe this year, and carried it everywhere. I started to get worried as it filled up. Despite Europe’s plentiful stationery offerings, there didn’t seem to be a replacement that had all — or even some — of the Think In Ink’s admirable features.
Efforts to contact the company since I’ve returned have been fruitless — the website (pocketthinkinink.com) has expired, and the only phone listing I can find for them goes unanswered. Since the business seems to be shuttered, I’m wondering if Cool Tools’ readers could recommend a replacement?
[Follow-up entry here]02/18/08