Friday, May 9, 2008

Carbon Copy

People with a lot on their mind often keep a pad & pencil by the bed to capture ideas that come to them in the night. Thomas Jefferson kept his entire office next to his bed. By building his bed into an alcove, he could rise to the right and immediately begin working at his desk. Or he could rise to the left and start his day by the fire in a large private bedroom. You can see a lovely interior photo of the room here. Jefferson is said to have dedicated his mornings to "correspondence," personally answering over 10,000 letters. How can we know what happened 200 years ago? He kept a duplicate (!) of the letters he wrote on the double pen polygraph machine on the desk.
Remember what I said about VISION? Amazing.

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