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Stealing IP to talk about IP October 25, 2011

Posted by mareserinitatis in teaching.
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This week, I decided to talk with my students about keeping lab notebooks and writing lab reports.  I figured it would be good to find additional references for my students, so while I was surfing, I came across Colin Purrington’s excellent commentary on lab notebooks.  (Penn State also has a good reference site for engineering writing.)

I was particularly amused by the experiment showing that gel pens used some of the most resistant inks as I’m a huge fan of Zebra Sarasa pens.  (No, I’m not getting paid by the company, but I wouldn’t mind if I did.  Or at least a few free pens…)  😉

Anyway, I was looking at something later, and I saw a familiar looking chart…and it turned out to be the one from Colin’s page.  It was in a video discussing keeping notebooks to protect intellectual property…used without attribution.

How ironic.  Colin embedded the video in a blog post of his own.  Go check it out.  🙂



1. Colin Purrington - October 25, 2011

I have about 30 Zebra Sarasas kicking around. Just love them. Have you seen the blue/black for sale anywhere?? I haven’t been able to find them in years, though I haven’t checked online.


mareserinitatis - October 25, 2011

Is that the navy one? I’ve found that university bookstores often sell them, so that’s where I get mine. I’ve had little luck with office supply stores, except for the 10-pack that OfficeMax sells. I prefer the cobalt for writing and the orange for grading, though, so I like to buy individual pens and not the large packs.


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