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This Machine Really Doesn’t Want to Be Used

Last year I pointed to some machines that turn themselves off — these are called “Ultimate Machines,” and generally take the form of a box with a switch. You flip the switch, the box activates and flips the switch back, turning itself off. That’s all the machine does — return it its steady state. But today, Jason Kottke (via David Gallagher) brings us what might be the Ultimate Ultimate Machine — stick around to see what happens around the one-minute mark:

More examples: This Machine Turns Itself Off.

(Via Kottke.org.)

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May 11th, 2011

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Stranger to the World

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