“Whose side are you on?”
“We are on the side of the truth. Is there another?”
Ashan and Lennier in Babylon 5: “There All the Honor Lies”
While personalization is standard in software, it can also be done with physical objects. If you’re not a fan of stickers, an engraving might work. Sure, most people want their names engraved in their cherished objects, but personally, I’m more for nice quotations. My iPod nano got:
“Dum vivimus, vivamus!”
Motto in “Glory Road” by Robert A. Heinlein
which translates as “While we live, let us live!”
And as for my fountain pen, well, look for yourself:
I think it’s a fitting quotation for a pen.
And considering the flak you get when you move outside the approved “well dressed emperor” narrative, it’s surprisingly hard.
But why do simple things, when you can challenge yourself?
So yeah, in this Age of Endarkenment the motto of the Age of Enlightenment becomes more important than ever.
Oh, and I also got an inkwell. I realized that the converter I bought is pretty useless without it.