Little box works at purposelessness

Wacky Web Week

Someone went to a lot of trouble to build a handsome little wooden box — with no utility whatsoever.

Which isn’t to say it doesn’t do anything. It has mechanical innards that enable it to beep, sing, mutter, turn itself about, raise its lid, turn itself off — repeatedly — and, finally, raise a white flag. Why, why, why? you might ask. If the box had a mind of its own rather than merely the appearance of contrary impulses, it might answer: Why not? Click below or go to the original YouTube video.

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