BIC 4 Color Pen

rockymtnguitar

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As a technical writer, I use those daily. I prefer the orange fine point version. For those that rapidly run out of blue/black, Amazon has refill packs. Way cheaper than replacing the whole pen.
 

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Flashback to engineering school. Don’t have any now but still have 3 slide rules (my nice K&E log-log-deci-trig, my father’s slide rule from his engineering school days, and a plastic pocket-sized circular one.)
 

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In pharmacy school in the 80's we used those for drawing out molecular structures in medicinal chemistry. Always pushing those electrons. All you could hear was constant click, click, click
 

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Nurse pens

my mom was a nurse for years and years and years. And for some reason they color-coded a lot of stuff on charts and reports so they were always around the house.

When I was a newly graduated RN (mid-70s), we all used these. We all rotated shifts, and of course all chart documentation was pen & paper, and by policy where I worked then, it was color-coded by shift: black or blue for day shift, green for evening shift, and red for nights.
 

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I went through some of my old stuff recently and found an old BIC 4 color pen from the 1970s probably, it worked perfectly, all four colors. I bought a few more online and they are still made in France and look exactly like my old pen, I should be set for life. Good to see some things stay the same.

I have purchased and used more of them in adulthood than in childhood. I use them for my editing method, which is to print documents, proofread and markup with a ruler and red pen, make the changes in the word processor file, and then cross each red mark with a green mark It is an effort to ensure all markups are made in the native file.
 

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In the Army I was the Log Ops NCO for a Support Group; used 4-color to distinguish the S-1, S-2, S-3 and S4 equipment used a separate orange ballpoint pen for the Log Ops section (which was separate from the S-3).
 




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