Don’t understand all this technology nonsense? Can’t get apps to work for you? Actively wishing for a swift end to the sorry telecommunications business in this country? Well, everyone’s with you on that last one.
Anyway, if you’re the type of guy who keeps it old school, doesn’t care for voice assist anything, and thinks that penmanship still counts, boy do we have a treat for you. Take a look at the Manekibook Shturman Tannum ($130). The cover is vegetable-tanned leather, fastened with a rubber band and a seal made of Italian jewellery brass. The back features an original drawing of a Pratt & Whitney turbine, and the interior replaceable notebook blocks are thread-stitched, open perfectly, and feature acid-free ivory paper with no markings—because, presumably, you’re the type of man who makes his own mark.