2013년 3월 7일 목요일
샤프펜슬을 1915년에 일본의 회사가 만들었고, 나중에 그 회사의 이름이 되었다고 한다.
The mechanical pencil became successful in Japan with some improvements in 1915 by Tokuji Hayakawa, a metal worker who had just finished his apprenticeship. It was introduced as the Ever-Ready Sharp Pencil. Success was not immediate, since the metal shaft—essential for the pencil's long life—was unfamiliar to users. The Ever-Sharp began selling in huge numbers, however, after a company from Tokyo and Osaka made large orders. Later Tokuji Hayakawa's company got its name from that pencil: Sharp.
[CEO 심리학] 샤프를 만든 사나이, 하야카와 도쿠지