T Nation

I, Pencil

http://www.econlib.org/Library/Essays/rdPncl1.html

I, Pencil, simple though I appear to be, merit your wonder and awe, a claim I shall attempt to prove. In fact, if you can understand me–no, that’s too much to ask of anyone–if you can become aware of the miraculousness which I symbolize, you can help save the freedom mankind is so unhappily losing. I have a profound lesson to teach. And I can teach this lesson better than can an automobile or an airplane or a mechanical dishwasher because–well, because I am seemingly so simple.

Wow, never thought I’d see that again…Had to read it in my American Philosophy class this year.