New Pencil Stays Erasable for 3 Days, Then Turns Permanent

Sharpie has developed a new writing implement that's a cross between a pen and a pencil. The writing it produces stays erasable for three days. Then it becomes permanent. At Wired, Charlie Sorrel writes:

The Sharpie Liquid Pencil contains an “ink” made from liquid graphite and lays it down just like a pen. Once written, you have three days to think on the validity and weight of your words. During this period you can erase it just like pencil-marks. After the three days is up, the pencil lines will turn to ink and remain inscribed forever.

Link via Geekologie | Image: Sharpie

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As an illustrator, I would never use this. I need to be able to erase the pencil underneath the "clean up" ink drawing. Sometimes I'll pencil something and not get back to it for a week or so.

This won't replace pencils, and it won't replace pens. And there are already erasable pens. This seems like something somebody thought would be cool without really thinking about what it would be used for...
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As a graphic designer (and graphic design teacher), I start ALL my designs with pencil and paper, whether they're logos, magazine layouts, websites, etc. (and I have my students do the same.)

This may be good, I don't know. I'm itching to try it, though.
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Tests and essays n crap to be completed in school r often required to be in pen and there's nothing more obnoxious (k so I can think of a few more obnoxious things) than to write 3 long sentences only to realize that they suck and now u have to cross out 7 lines or start over. Plus this is just kinda... neato!
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I'm an engineer that's in the field a LOT - I'm living in a hotel off-site as I type.
I write in my field books and on borehole logs in pencil all the time - I would LOVE this Sharpie dealie for my work. Much nicer once I have to get all that info into print than trying to interpret my pencil smudges.

School Notes
Fill-In Forms
Field Books/Logs

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These sound awesome! I'm still in college and I take all my notes in pencil (to practice my archaic cursive handwriting ability), but this would be great for that aforementioned smudge factor. I am super excited about these and I hope they work.
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