A quill pen is a writing implement made from a moulted flight feather (preferably a primary wing-feather) of a large bird. Quills were used for writing with ink before the invention of the dip pen, the metal-nibbed pen, the fountain pen, and, eventually, the ballpoint pen. The hand-cut goose quill is rarely used as a calligraphy tool, because many papers are now derived from wood pulp and wear down the quill very quickly. However, it is still the tool of choice for a few professionals and provides an unmatched sharp stroke as well as greater flexibility than a steel pen. In a carefully prepared quill the slit does not widen through wetting and drying with ink.
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  • Are Robot Writers Really About to Take Over the World?

    …, a technology company that created an NLG named Quill. “If you run the appropriate analysis of it, you can glean facts from the data, which can then participate in a later narrative.” Narrative Science, which was formed in 2010, has become a major player in the NLG space thanks to Quill. The company has raised more than $30 million in funding in the last…

    Jordan Teicher/ The Content Strategistin Content- 16 readers -
  • Is the Art of Writing Dying?

    … I remember my school teacher telling me that I had a talent for writing and was able to craft a good story. But I ignored her gentle advice to follow it further. I either was too young and foolish or I didn’t believe her. Maybe both. For a long time that promise and purpose lay dormant. It was time of inkwells, quill pens and cursive writing…

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