Wondrous Device: A Historical Reader on the Machine

From Pascal to Leibniz, Marx to Hollerith, this anthology compiles key historical texts on the concept of the machine. In calculating numbers, automating labor and demonstrating intelligence, the machine is not just a mechanism for activity, but part of a longstanding dream seeking to outdo and outlast the human.

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From Pascal to Leibniz, Marx to Hollerith, this anthology compiles key historical texts on the concept of the machine. In calculating numbers, automating labor and demonstrating intelligence, the machine is not just a mechanism for activity, but part of a longstanding dream seeking to outdo and outlast the human.

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