eReflect's Ultimate Typing Software Takes Blog Readers Back To The World of the Self-Filling Pen

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Ultimate Typing™ software introduces the self-filling pen to blog readers worldwide, teaching young people the history of the fountain pen and celebrating human ingenuity.

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Young users of technologies like smartphones and tablets often have given up on handwritten communication entirely...

Keyboards may be threatening pens and pencils in the office realm, but the self-filling pen is a landmark of written communication that is worth commemorating, as eReflect reports in its latest blog with a tribute to the self-filling pen and its inventors.

eReflect, developer of one of the best typing programs available today, reveals that the self-filling pen is a masterpiece of human ingenuity that significantly helped in the promotion of the written word. While most people are familiar with the widely used fountain pen today, eReflect shows young readers and reminds older ones that the idea behind the fountain pen was none other than the self-filling pen.

Young users of technologies like smartphones and tablets often have given up on handwritten communication entirely, and therefore don’t have the opportunity to experience the exhilarating pleasure of writing with a fountain pen and activating its self-filling mechanism.

Swiping right and left on screens and touch typing on virtual keyboards is the 21st century writing norm. eReflect takes readers back to the 19th century, when in 1884 a man named Lewis Waterman patented the first fountain pen in history. Almost two centuries earlier, in 1704, a Frenchman named Bion was already making fountain pens, and he is the person most often credited with its actual invention and design.

As eReflect explains, it wasn’t until 1831 when the self-filling pen was patented and introduced to a wider market segment by Parker, a brand name still famous today. eReflect considers the fountain pen to be the result of human ingenuity, passion, and consecutive failures, all of which led to the creation of a pen that’s spill-free and easy to refill. This goal drove the competition and ultimately led to the creation of the self-filling fountain pen, an invention welcomed at by the many writers, lawyers, doctors, and high-status people of the time.

From the button-based self-filling pen to the lever-based one that requires the lifting of a lever to reinflate the ink sac with ink, the ideas that were conceived during the fountain pen's development were remarkable. eReflect, designer of a program for teaching keyboarding for schools, finds the works of various fountain pen designers fascinating, and compares it to the 21st-century process of finding newer and better ways to design a keyboard.

eReflect, designer and proud vendor of Ultimate Typing™, the best typing software for schools and home learners asserts, that although the future of the fountain pen is uncertain, hardcore fans of the fountain pen and collectors of the now vintage self-filling fountain pens won’t give up on the unique, intimate experience that these pens offer to a writer.

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About Ultimate Typing™

Ultimate Typing™ software is designed specifically for the improvement of typing skills. Created by eReflect, a world leader in e-learning and self-development software, Ultimate Typing™ has been informed by the latest developments in the science of touch typing.

Since its creation in 2006 by Marc Slater, the company has already catered to over 112 countries all over the world, offering products with the latest cutting-edge technology, some of which are among the world’s most recognized and awarded in the industry.

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