Friday, March 15, 2019
Invent Your Own Technology :: Process Essays
Invent Your Own applied science The first writing technology was writing itself (39 Baron). -Dennis Baron, From Pencils to Pixels Re-introducing myself to a task that I use up taken advantage of my entire life proved twain frustrating and time consuming. Writing has always been done with at least a pencil hasnt it? Apparently non, and I realized that as I set out to create a non-technological way to write. The brisk way of writing I created, although effective, took quite a bit prolonged than I had anticipated. Thinking of an idea for this project was easy it was putting that precis thought into concrete form that proved difficult. Armed with the best of intentions I set out to create a project equivalent to Egyptian hieroglyphics carved on the tops of pyramids. I soon realized that I set my goals a bit to high so I began kale a few words into a piece of tree barque with a rock. When that proved not as interesting as I wanted, and certainly not as aes thetically pleasing, I travel to envision B creating my own ink by boiling grape peals. The ink was a deep shade of purple (and smelled alike wine) I was original it would write just like ink from a pen and I would have a glorious project. However my ego got the better of me. As it turned out the fermented ink would not write on my pare surface. Instead it absorbed into the bark never to be seen again. I moved to plan C. Creating a smoother surface for my wonderful ink by mixing flour and water and spreading it everyplace the bark-again unsuccessful. Plan D stick with the flour and water mixture save carve into the surface, like clay, before it hardens completely. (I had utterly given up on the ink.) Success I had finally created a new way to write. In just over three hours I had a ten-word document. It wasnt profound it wasnt beautiful but it was certainly permanent. My creation came to life. Through this inventing process I was not only able to make a new writing tech nology, but I also learned something very valuable about myself-I have surprisingly little patients.