This is great:
“This is a Fisher Space Pen,” he said — a pen developed for NASA astronauts in space, a pen with ink that just keeps on flowing. A pen able to write upside down and even underwater.
“It’s sophisticated, it’s costly, it’s very nice and very shiny,” Geck said.
Geck is chief technology officer at SuSE Linux, an open-source software outfit now owned by Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) , and he’s about to make his point: “The Russians just used a pencil.”
I can’t vouch for the rest of the article as I’m on my way out and it’s pretty long and businessy. However, it seems he has his facts a bit mixed up - it’s common knowledge that in Soviet Russia the pencils use you!