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Poem: "lacquerware"
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kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: April 5th, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

I wonder what the inputs and outputs for these systems look like.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: April 5th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)


Mechanical or programming?
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: April 5th, 2012 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hmm...

Either, but particularly human-perceptible output. Programable devices are relatively new; early on, "programming" would have been hardware design for a device with a fixed function or small/related set of functions. But to be useful, it has to deliver some result in some form -- light, heat, sound, scent, movement ...

(I'm not sure what range of things we do now with electronics you're proposing to do with lacquerware -- the flow the poem suggests leaping straight to things that function like modern integrated circuits, without a lot of the bulkier stages we went through along the way. And this is a fine place to wave poetic license at me.)
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