Re: Technology as Dribble Glass

Anders Sandberg (
11 Dec 1997 22:35:56 +0100

Michael Butler <> writes:

> > What's the opposite of a dribble glass? A simple, effective piece
> > of technology that does its job so well and so naturally that we don't
> > have to think about it? The ballpoint pen?
> I'd say the #2 redwood pencil. Or pencil & paper considered as a system.

I second that. If we only could invent more systems like that...

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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