Friday, August 28, 2020

Hagoromo Fulltouch Chalk

“I didn't want to become a chalk dealer, but I did like the idea that I could be the ’first stick is free’ chalk dealer on the block in my department”: from CNN, the story of Hagoromo Fulltouch Chalk, a favorite of mathematicians.

I’d like to try it — just one stick. One of the things I don’t miss about teaching: the cracked fingertips made worse by chalk dust in the whorls. Perhaps Hagoromo would be an improvement.

[Found via Luke Leighfield’s newsletter Ten Things. I’ve repunctuated the sentence from CNN to make it more readable.]


November 23, 2020: The New York Times visited the factory.

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