Pentel P209 0.9mm (with 2B lead).
Where and how is it used?
I use it every day for taking notes, sketching things and spinning around during extended periods of contemplation.
What did you or someone else pay for it?
Why do you want to add it to the museum?
Its subtle clean lines and functionality are infectious. So much so that people keep walking off with it. I don't judge the pencil stealers, I just buy a new one. After all something of such quality should be enjoyed by all. If it were in a museum it could be appreciated by everyone, safely seated behind glass. Until then - please stop stealing my pencil.
How was it made?
Is made in a factory
Is produced by local cottage industry
Is made to particular specifications
Is craft / hand-made
Is a service
Materials & Making
Who made or produced your commodity?
The Pentel Corporation Japan
Who was paid to make it?
An employee of Pentel
What skills does it take to make it?
Where was it made?
What does it cost to make it?
Guess - $0.2
What is it made from?
Buying & Owning
Who decides how much it costs?
Pentel / retailer
Who or what assesses its quality?
Quality control in the factory, and thousands of architects who have used it over the years.
Where is it sold?
Who or what sells it?
Stationers, art suppliers
How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?
It came to England on a big boat, and was unloaded at the docks in a big cargo net with all its friends.
Where is it used?
Where is it kept?
In my pocket
How and by whom is it cared for?
I change the lead regularly
How long will it last?
For ever if it is not stolen so often
Where will it go when it's finished with?
Back in my pocket
What is it worth?
It depends on how far away from a suitable alternative I am
How do you and others value this commodity?
See the values contributed by visitors and those of the donor. And add your own values to this commodity.
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What do these numbers mean?
This data that we have collected over time in our database means nothing without interpretation. A relational database, which we are using here, is technology that enables designers of websites and software to compare, contrast, interrogate and infer relations within data. The act of designing a database is not objective but driven by the agency of its creators and owners.
Within the MoCC Collection data is used to help think through the relations between values, commodities and data. Can we describe our values using sliders and numbers? How do we infer meaning such as controversy from data?
Below is a brief explanation of the some calculations and how these help make decisions about what is shown on the site.
(Total Positive Values) + (Total Negative Values)
The closer the value is to zero the more controversial it is in relation to other commodities. Used to infer that values associated with one commodity divide opinion more than another.
Average Value Score (used in the sliders):
(Total Positive for Value + Total Negative for Value) ÷ Total Times Valued
Used to infer a collective value associated with a commodity.
How do you value this commodity?To add your own values click VALUE THIS COMMODITY and move the sliders left and right to add your own values - then click SUBMIT
Questions and answers
Help to reveal unknown quantities, properties and uses of this commodity by answering this MoCC curator's questions.
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