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The Tale of the ScaleAn Odyssey of Invention$
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Solly Angel

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195158687

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.001.0001

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Isn't There a Better Way?

Isn't There a Better Way?

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(p.1) 1. Isn't There a Better Way?
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The Tale of the Scale
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Solly Angel

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0001

One day in 1986, the author had a mini-vision that the portable personal scale, more commonly known as the bathroom scale, could be reinvented so that it would be no more than a quarter inch in thickness and weigh no more than one pound. Then, it would be truly portable and one could even carry it around in one's bag on one's travels, like just another accessory. As a result, this chapter discusses The Tale of the Scale, which is the story of how this plan was conducted. Before elaborating on this mini-vision, it first explains what the author was doing in Bangkok of all places in the 1986 rainy season.

Keywords:   The Tale of the Scale, mini-vision, portable personal scale, bathroom scale, Bangkok, rainy season, Solly Angel

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