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~ As a schoolchild in the late 1950s and 1960s, I exclusively used pencils for all homework and notes in class. I preferred softer leads, as the shading appealed to me, as opposed to the harder leads used for mathematics proofs and such. Growing up in a medical family, plastic promotional ballpoint pens distributed by pharmaceutical corporations were readily available. As ballpoint ink wasn't erasable, and didn't shade as soft pencil lead did, it was less appealing to me. The oily ink in the ballpoint pens around the house smudged without aesthetic effect, looking messy