Cool or weird?
- Whenever I do something for the first time, I usually go way overboard
in trying to prep for it, so I need some input into whether this thing
I'm thinking of to make would be something cool that would put
everyone in awe, or would just be too over-the-top and make me look weird.
I want to make a medieval counting board.
I have a side interest in historical mathematics, and one of the
interesting things I've come across is the counting board, which is a
cousin of the abacus. It was used for the same sort of purpose as an
abacus, for doing some basic four-function arithmetic, before (and
also after) the importation of the Hindu-Arabic numerals to Europe.
It would be very, very easy to make and use. Since my "persona"
(vaguely formed as it is) is a Portuguese trader, it could plausibly
be in context.
Cool, or weird?