Misham, 23rd day of Fleurgreen, 432 AC
First Watch rising 6
Eye In the Crowd - Wondrous Invention or Troublesome Nuisance?
by JOSHUASIGEP44, Staff Writer
Palanthas - This past Bakukal the editor of the Herald was approached by representatives from Strikeover & Binder, a gnomish firm made up of gnomes banished from Mt. Nevermind, who offered the use of a new invention that would help in the copying of text. Instead of copying out script by hand this machine apparently does it at a much faster rate.
The editor was left breathless when he beheld this "WORKING" machine. He has taking the purchasing of this machine under advisement and has said that he is leaning heavily toward yes.
That being said many of the staff members here at the herald have raised their voices in opposition to this new addition, viewing the this new invention as somewhat of a threat to the time honored tradition of news men, and harboring a healthy bit of fear that the printing press might combust. So the herald wants to know...
Do you think the addition of the gnomish invention will be a negative or a positive at the Herald?
Davis Hugo, Palanthas Whip and Buggy Company: "Ah...you folks at the Herald are just afraid of loosing your jobs to this new machine. Honestly, who can blame you? This machine has made some of the staff at the Herald obsolete, to bad really. That's what I love about my job. There has been a need for my product since the dawn of time, and there will always be. Looks like you newsmen will just have to change with the times."
Jacob Wootenhume, White Robe mage: "I for one have never had a great likeness for gnomes. They are harmless enough, but the day we start letting them bring their blasted inventions into our homes ands business people are going to start getting hurt. There is no substitute for hard work. My advice to the Herald's editor, drop that thing off the tallest ship into the deepest ocean."
Joshua Nightshade, cleric of Mishakal: "What harm can come from such a dead useful invention. Everyone gains if it causes no harm, and it increases the number of issues on the street. I for one cannot wait to see the inclusion of this machine into the daily operations of the Palanthas Herald. I plan on mention it to the head of my order as well."