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Notepad in Hidden Figures

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by IThinkTooMuch, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. IThinkTooMuch

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    Complete geek question, but here goes.

    In the film "Hidden Figures", Al Harrison (Kevin Costner) carries around a leather bound, shirt pocket notepad with two mini pencils/pens in it. Any idea what make/model is?
     
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    Notepads such as that used to be quite popular --- IBM would issue new employees one embossed w/ the word "THINK" in gold leaf --- there was always a stack of matching pads in the supply cabinet. This was the source for the product name "ThinkPad" (which was originally envisioned as a line of pen computers) --- see the book ThinkPad: A Different Shade of Blue for the back story.
     
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    Neat! But the one notebook which I saw from a long-time IBM employee was brown leather, embossed in gold, and holding up well through decades of use --- the funny thing is, my brother-in-law, who has been with Big Blue for over three decades had never heard of the things.

    Hang on, this is the one I saw: http://logostore-globalid.us/ProductDetail.aspx?did=17374&pid=151754

    I think I know what he's getting in his stocking this Christmas.... Thanks!
     
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