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Charles Babbage

Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.

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Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed.

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The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures.

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In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein, and given over a hopeless race.

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Telegraphs are machines for conveying information over extensive lines with great rapidity.

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Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall.

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At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged.

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Whenever the work is itself light, it becomes necessary, in order to economize time, to increase the velocity.

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The possessors of wealth can scarcely be indifferent to processes which, nearly or remotely have been the fertile source of their possessions.

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A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power.

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