There’s something enchanting about technology sometimes. For example an otherwise gaudy 200  year old fire-arm

But when the trigger is pulled a clockwork bird emerges and sings a life-like song.

The level of care and attention that went into mimicking something as simple and beautiful as birdsong is humbling. It reminded me of Nick Lane’s quote from a few months ago.

How on earth does the music box mechanism produce those sounds? Anyone?