While attending a meeting and dutifully creating a multitude of Venn Diagrams on our white board I noticed a different marker among our usual colored markers. It was one of the nice chunky Pilot BeGreen markers with replaceable ink cartridges when they go dry. I immediately recognized it (they are hard to miss) but I confused it with a different Pilot BeGreen marker I already have.
Notice the similarities? Notice the differences? There aren’t a lot. One marker (top) is a permanent marker and the other is a white board marker. They are no doubt easy to confuse, but you’ll want to make sure you don’t confuse them so your cost/benefit analysis chart isn’t permanently emblazoned on your dry erase board.
Just because the white board marker is easy to confuse with the permanent marker doesn’t automatically mean you should avoid purchasing these markers. I have had the same black Pilot BeGreen marker for several years now and it still writes as good as the day I first unwrapped it. I’ve used some of the cheap black permanent markers on many occasions and sometimes they are great, and sometimes they are awful.