It's easy to forget how good we have it now, it between messing with cables and wireless mics. But if you need a refresher, check out this post on A Wider Net, which includes a download of a vintage brochure that will remind you just how not-so-great the good old days really were.
Rob had another great post over at A Wider Net that I'd also like to point out: If your brand were a ballpoint pen. Here's a snip:
Would your company be a cheap bic, a neon roller, a fake designer, an ergo, a space pen, a genuine Mont Blanc, or a fountain pen with platinum nib and radioactive carcinogenic rhodamine ink?
And he goes on to provide links to some wild pens, some of which I wish reflected our brand!