Friday, February 08, 2008

stuff i get obsessed with

I'm not sure why, but I LOVE Patent Abstracts. I think maybe it's because I've always been a bad (read: Lazy) drafter. I couldn't care less about line weights.

There was a technical director student when I was in grad school who drafted by hand and the teacher asked what CAD program he used. When he said 'I don't, I draft by hand' she was impressed to the likes I'd never seen before. But both of them were like machines. And not necessarily in ways that I thought were particularly useful. Or Humanistic.

But when I look at old patent abstracts, they are human.

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