Antique “Hello, World!”

This [little bit][] of a BBC 4 program discusses the 240 year old automaton build by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, a Swiss watchmaker that is capable of being programmed to write whatever you like through a series of replaceable cogs that drive a collection of stacked cams which in turn cause the doll to produce really rather beautiful script, after it has dipped its quill pen in ink.

[little bit]: