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Freelance Writing Assignment of the Day July 31 2014: Recording Pens

Recording pens or "spy pens" have become so cheap that they're peddled online in so many websites including Facebook. Today, I found myself writing about them in a website called

These devices used to be found only in the realm of spy-thrillers where agent provocateurs masterfully recorded world changing events, illicit liaisons or such other banal nonsense. Now, you could buy one for less than ten dollars.

While these recording pens used to belong exclusively in the realm of semi kinky and mostly-snarky endeavors, they're actually quite handy for academic purposes. (Not that academic purposes are now included under the category of kinky endeavors...) That's the angle I pursued in the article. Lectures, seminars, events and even interviews could, and should be recorded with the most amount of discretion as possible - if they are permitted at all. Well, the pens are a convenient workaround to these intellectual niceties.

Inconspicuous and unobtrusive…

Hemingway App for Writers

Will try.

Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

Hemingway highlights long, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow highlight, shorten the sentence or split it. If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers will get lost trying to follow its meandering, splitting logic — try editing this sentence to remove the red.

Adverbs are helpfully shown in blue. Get rid of them and pick verbs with force instead.

You can utilize a shorter word in place of a purple one. Mouse over it for hints.

Phrases in green have been marked to show passive voice.

Paste in something you're working on and edit away. Or, click the Write button to compose something new.