"Now, pens have become useless."
Translation:Maintenant, les stylos sont devenus inutiles.
Great post with nice pics! When I studied French in a US high school 50 years ago, one of our lessons was "Donnez-moi la plume de ma tante." I guess the language has changed since then. In fact, I think stylo was already used in France when I was there in 1972. Bics were universal in France but just catching on in America. The first one I remember was in a French movie called "Z". The Bic seemed as nouvelle vague as the film!