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Mechanical pencils are also old invention dating even from 16th century. First ones were relatively simple mechanisms, only to become more complicated with time. Today we have mechanical pencils which can write and draw very precisely.
Digital Pens enable users to digitize their writings instantly on real paper, drawings and quick scribblings, share them online or edit them for professional use. Find out much more about this technology here.
Fountain pens replaced standard metal pens because they were easier to use and were less messy. After years of improvements (and after appearance of ballpoint pens which are even easier to use) they became a sort of status symbol. Read more about history of fountain pen.
Reed pens are one of the first more sophisticated writing tools in history. They appeared after the carving tools and styluses and practically replaced them. They were not perfect and were later replaced with quills. Read more about history of reed pens.