Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Writer

No not you, Pierre Jaquet-Droz's automaton, The Writer.

If you haven't seen this in action you've been missing out. It's an automaton built sometime around 1770 completely from clockworks which, when wound and provided with paper and ink...writes.

I'm sure there's some deep-thought parallel here to actual writing but I'm too scared to even think about it. Like Kain once said, "Freewill is an illusion" and like Ford Prefect said, "Lunch, doubly so."

How The Writer works here. More info about him here.

Free bonus video. That so reminds me of Bronnt Industries Kapital.

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