Our team here writes a lot about cutting edge technologies, both software and hardware: Drones, self-driving cars, and a lot of machine learning talk. 

So how about a quick lunchtime read to appreciate the wonderful journey of possibly the most overlooked piece of 'tech', one that has been refined and optimised to the point that we forget that it is tech at all. It is the tool of choice for many of the world's greatest creators, inventors and founders. Many of the things that we write about and invest in started with just a few scribbles from the now ubiquitous...modern pencil.