Notebooks and accessories
For school and university: notebooks, pads and calendars
To discuss the practical use of calendars would be to carry owls to Athens: they keep track of exam dates and holidays just as reliably as birthdays and anniversaries. Of course, this is just as true in the office when trade fairs, meetings or business trips have to be planned and prepared. And as with the card index, they work everywhere, even without electricity, a PC or internet!
There is no use for exercise books in the office, but they are indispensable for school purposes. Regardless of whether they are lined for German and English lessons or squared for maths and physics: at least in the first grades, tablets and laptops have not yet found their way into classrooms - and will not do so in the foreseeable future. So writing pads will remain an indispensable learning tool for pupils for some time to come.
The term writing pad is not quite as clearly defined as a notebook, because there are basically 2 variants: Pads with head or side gluing, and those with a spiral binding. However, these also serve different purposes:
A pad with gluing is often designed so that you can cleanly detach the top sheet at a time. The practical thing about them is that you get a larger supply of paper compactly and without paper clutter, but you can use the sheets individually. If you can't imagine what this means, just think of the classic letter pad! Now, at the latest, it is clear why glued pads are constructed exactly the way they are. With a loose insert (one side printed with lines, the other with checks), which is placed under the top sheet and which shines through the paper, you can achieve an even typeface even on a plain white sheet. And the lower sheets of the stack also serve as a practical writing surface.
Pads with a spiral binding are generally referred to as college pads, as they are indeed popular with students for taking notes during readings. The checkered version is much more popular because it can be used more universally: you can write just as well on a checkered sheet as on a lined one, but writing down mathematical, physical or chemical formulas on a lined sheet is much less clear. You can also tear out sheets of college notebooks - but only via a perforation that is clearly visible at the edge of the sheet. Of course, this is not suitable for representative work, but that is not what these pads are intended for: they are meant to make it possible to put extensive information down on paper quickly and conveniently. Their popularity shows that they also fulfil this task perfectly!