Computers cannot replace the classic pen and paper. Anything to jot down notes in class, note some important reminders in the office, or just plainly doodle in, almost everyone reaches for a notebook. Since the 1930’s, an orange covered notebook got everybody’s attention because of its quality paper. Made from one of the smoothest and silkiest fountain pen friendly paper, Clairefontaine, maker of Rhodia’s papers, only buys pulp from sustainable, certified forests. Any Rhodia notebook is a reasonably priced fountain pen friendly notebook. The true test of a quality notebook almost always relies not just on how well it holds together, but on how it looks like after you wrote on it. Others may do well on the usual ballpoint pen, but almost every other notebook fails once you use a fountain pen. Not so with a Rhodia notebook.
This is the age of digitization and the move is to make paperless offices. Yet you find your friends and even family members flaunting a notebook in their hand to scribble events or situations which they consider as very important. Here comes the relevance of notebooks in this age of digitization. You note a situation and quickly open the Clairefontaine Basic Notebooks to record the event. Interestingly, notebooks have a history dating back to several centuries. According to a legend, the modern notebook owes its origin to the legal pad evolved by Thomas W. Holley of Holyoke, Massachusetts.
It was during 1888 that Holley collected paper scraps and stitched them together and started selling them as legal pads. From then on the notebooks took greater transformations. Now, the Clairefontaine Basic