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Reckoning with MatterCalculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking About Thinking from Pascal to Babbage$
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Matthew L. Jones

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226411460

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226411637.001.0001

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Babbage’s Collaborators Emulate

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Reckoning with Matter

Matthew L. Jones

University of Chicago Press

Leonardo imagined the first one.The next was a pole lathe with a drive cord,illustrated in Plumier’s L’art de tourner en perfection.Then Ramsden, Vauconson, the great Maudslay,his student Roberts, Fox, Clement, Whitworth.[…]I listen to the clunk-and-slide of the milling machine,...

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