We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Enter any design into the computer, and the thing cuts the pieces for a perfect fit - assuming your floor is level. Tile floor medallions and wall designs are now relatively affordable, and can be as intricate as you want them to be.
Terrazzo, stone, marble, porcelain, ceramic: it works for all of them.
This technology makes for good fun for architects, and a challenge for the installers: abstract jigsaw puzzles .
Few things in life are as gratifying as a well tiled bathroom.
Our minds normally drawn to the mesmerizing drain swirl are now entertained with jet-water-cut-nanotech jeweled tiles in an endless motif rivalling the Hagia Sofia.
As oscae Wilde said;
"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities."
I however am still very much carried away with the dynamic hydrology of the swirling bowl.
Once I did Escher's picture "Belvedere" in the water closet of a frequently constipated scion of NYC society.
She said it was the most moving experience she ever had, deciphering as one must where things begin and end with an Escher.