@firewally @artemirl I had the pleasure of seeing two 20th-century Jacquard looms all set up (though not running), with examples of the "coding sheet" and the actual fabric output, at the Paterson Museum in Paterson, N.J. (home of the great poets William Carlos "Red Wheelbarrow" Williams and Lou "Who's on First" Costello). Fascinating to try to figure out how it all worked -- take a look sometime if you're in the vicinity.
@firewally @artemirl Paterson is also worth visiting because of the breathtaking waterfall right in the middle of town. Supposedly it's the second-biggest (by some measurement) waterfall in the U.S., second only to Niagara. Also, there are 5,000 Peruvian restaurants, and lots of Alexander Hamilton-related sites, in the town.
...Wait, how did we get started on this? :)
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