In the fast, advanced technology world, writing has become less and less frequent. And even when we write, we do it mostly with pen.
Pencil, is a tool that I hardly use, until recently when I started sketching (drawing). And I realised that it took me forever to finish one pencil - I have tons of them waiting for me - looks like I will have my whole life to finish them.
To me, it's a new-found tool worth looking into.