Setting Up the Easel

The Computation Easel (perhaps to be known as the Oblique Easel? We’ll see where this goes) is something I’d like to get at least to being a functional prototype. So I’ve been doing the nitty gritty of building something that works right, even if it’s a little inelegant.

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Computation Easel

I’ve been working on ideas for computers from an alternate present — one that I think we still have time to get in contact with. In the alternate history that produces that alternated present, the idealists and utopians kept control of their creations, spreading them into creative hands rather than investors seeking a business market, and choking the designs down to useful appliances that are not, themselves, a creative medium.

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