In an article entitled "Fare Thee Well, My Pen" in the New Times Fashion section, it is claimed that "the pen is dead. It was murdered by the finger."
I guess this means that fashionable people do not use paper any longer either. They dip their fingers into ink wells and sign documents in this way. Or perhaps, fashionable people don't sign paper documents. The author claims he noticed the complete absence of pens in his house when his "girlfriend asked to borrow a pen to sign the back of one of those paper check things." Obviously, he himself has no need for such things. But why should unfashionable people follow his shallow approach to writing and living.?
For other fashionable exploits of this author see here.