Things That Make Me Smile No.114: Automata

One of the incredible automata built by Pierre Jaquet Droz in the late 1700s, this is “The Writer,” a scribe created by a Swiss clockmaker and capable of writing any message limited only by the number of characters. It still functions today, 240 years later. Amazing precision technology. Just imagine what a Natural from my Steamship Chronicles world would make of it.

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