The Convenient Typer is a hacked typewriter that uses 3d printed mechanisms to type a single phrase: “It is as it is.” Created by artist Max Lupo, this self-referential machine uses modern means to re-imagine an antiquated form of technology.

A device such as this could place it as a cousin of The Useless Machine, but there’s an elegance in its own insistence that adds another wrinkle.

[via The Creators Project]