The_Writer_A_Programmable_240_Year_Old_Creation_by_Pierre_Jaquet_Droz-The-Capsule

The_Writer_A_Programmable_240_Year_Old_Creation_by_Pierre_Jaquet_Droz-The-Capsule

The_Writer_A_Programmable_240_Year_Old_Creation_by_Pierre_Jaquet_Droz-The-Capsule

This astounding device is the work of clockwork master Pierre Jaquet-Droz. Capable of being programmed to write up to 40 characters using ink and a goose feather, which he often re-dips and shakes to prevent spilling, The Writer is believed to be one of the remote ancestors of modern computers.

Created over 240 years ago, The Writer was around when The United States weren’t united, he watched the fall of the Spanish Empire, and the world’s population was still below 1 billion. The Writer is still completely functional, although the text is rarely changed, and is kept at The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Switzerland, the home town of The Writer.

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