Humanity has been recording events and incidents since the prehistoric times. Though it was only a couple of thousand years back that they discovered writing, the one biggest instrument that made this happen was the pencil. It won't be inappropriate to say that a pencil is one of the most important and significant inventions of mankind ever. It has literally changed the way we record information. It was as early as 1565, that pencil was invented in Europe. As the years progressed, the pencil was modified greatly and given add ons that made it more sophisticated and easier to use.
Today, there are hundred of stationary brands all across the world that manufacture pencils, with some of them well known for their reputation such as Faber Castell from Germany. This pencil brand is the most well known for its manufacturing of high grade durable and also expensive pencils. It is not only the wood pencils that you can buy, but also mechanical ones, where you have to insert the graphite inside the pencil. Today, you can also find plastic pencils and surprisingly even flexible pencils for your daily use. Even though the way we store information has evolved, the usage of pencils has not become obsolete.