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    Default A 240 year old programmable writing machine.

    Try to work out what the marketing guy wants you to do then do precisely the opposite.

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    Default Re: A 240 year old programmable writing machine.

    Mechanical toys and inventions were a fascination at the time. There's another famous one here.
    Tipoos Tiger

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipu's_Tiger

    The Tpoo liked the idea and had a few real ones about for the same purpose.
    He was defeated by the future Duke of Wellington long before the Napoleonic wars.

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    Default Re: A 240 year old programmable writing machine.

    Awesome! Thanks for posting.
    Will

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    Default Re: A 240 year old programmable writing machine.

    Incredible machine! Thanks for sharing, Peter.
    Goat Island Skiff and Simmons Sea Skiff construction photos here:

    http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w...esMan/?start=0

    and here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37973275@N03/

    "All kings are not the same."

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