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"The Writer"

Designed in the late 1770s this incredible little robot called simply The Writer, was designed and built by Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz with help from his son Henri-Louis, and Jean-Frédéric Leschot. Jaquet-Droz was one of the greatest automata designers to ever live and The Writer is considered his pièce de résistance. On the outside the device is deceptively simple. A small, barefoot boy perched at a wooden desk holding a quill, easily mistaken for a toy doll. But crammed inside is an engineering marvel: 6,000 custom made components work in concert to create a fully self-contained programmable writing machine that some consider to be the oldest example of a computer.

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by yak

submitted November 5th 2013

27 comments
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comments (27)
creepy as fuck
4 years ago
darren brown does a whole 'mentalist' bit about this (kind of)
4 years ago
Agreed Toaster, I didn't even finish it.
4 years ago
eeeeeeeeeeee
4 years ago
I wouldn't trust it
4 years ago
Nope, me neither.
4 years ago
its the music.
4 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a683OObwLk4#t=2556
4 years ago
Thanks Yak, that was good.
4 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zP7yP8hdLE
4 years ago
^vid saved.

damn, iPhone stfu fail. Sorry, yak. 8(
4 years ago
Yak...you want to fuck an android, don't you?
4 years ago
Admittedly, I would if she looked like Pris Stratton.
4 years ago
Do we even know if know if deja is a real person?
4 years ago
know what?
4 years ago
uh oh echo
4 years ago
lmao...sorry was texting while I wrote that. I won't comment for a week.
4 years ago
deja vu all over again!
4 years ago
I'd believe Squid was an android. One that the warranty ran out on a long time ago.
4 years ago
was?

* possum sucks paws and wonders *
4 years ago
I lied. I commenting again. I hope this isnt a repost.
4 years ago
this is the coolest submission I've ever seen. o__O
4 years ago
You got some shit on your lips.
4 years ago
:(
4 years ago
fucking suckups
4 years ago
Fucking awesome.
4 years ago
recover password