Taking things apart

About two decades back I took apart my first lighter.

I am really good at taking things apart. And only average at putting them back together.

But it’s always fun to see what makes stuff work.

Last week I took apart another lighter to model it in 3D. And I am still pretty mind-blown by the technology.

Even today, when the smartest folks of my generation try to figure out how to niche down & get things done in 3 clicks,

Lighters got this right a century ago: Does only one thing really well in a single analog click!

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