Tuesday November 14, 2006
Book 8: The Sharp End of the Stick — Part III: Out of the Frying Pan...


Kevyn: I think I'm rubbing these two sticks the wrong way.
Kevyn: They are getting warm but the heat dissipates too quickly. That means my contact point is too large.
Kevyn: I need a very small contact point, isolated and contained, so the heat can build up. I also need some serious mechanical advantage so I can rub the sticks faster.
Kevyn: I think that means I need three sticks.
Kevyn: Hello, Mister forest-full-of-sticks. If you think I'm exploiting your resources now, just you wait until I get a fire lit.