Stenography, or â€œshorthand,â€ is a writing system designed to increase speed and/or space-efficiency, most often used in journalism, medical, legal, and business environments to transcribe the spoken word.,,THE STENO is 6â€³ by 9â€³ with a black Double-O Wiring spiral at the top so it lies flat, open or closed. Inside youâ€™ll find 80 pages of 70# â€œBright Whiteâ€ paper Gregg-ruled with a fine, soy-based application of â€œDouble Knee Duck Canvasâ€ light brown ink. The covers are Newark Paperboard Mills 60 pt. â€œSuper Duty Chipboard,â€ with a screen-printed 1-Color application of â€œDictation Smudgeâ€ black ink.,,The inside covers provide a range of useful information from the history of stenography and an abbreviations guide, to temperature conversions, planetary distances from the sun, a hobo symbol quick reference guide and more. Frankly, we wonder how we ever got by without one open on our desks at all times.