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Machine Stops, The (version 2)

By: E. M. Forster

...takes place in a future where mankind, seemingly no longer able to survive on earth's surface, exists in a vast underground civilization known as The Machine. Each individual lives in an isolated, fully-automated cell-like room, connected to global information and communication systems, but cut off from all direct experience. The narrative focuses on Vashti, an advanced mo...

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Information Technology Tales

By: Brad Bradford

...pes still set 80 percent of the world’s text, most of those once-wondrous machines were junked before 2000. 19. Free Self-Learning Laboratories. ... ...xperiences with Gutenberg typography and Mergenthaler‘s wondrous Linotype machine, which allowed for the unprecedented expansion of publishing in t... ...t off, working in a university print shop that made textbooks with offset machines and a new variety of mimeograph that duplicated the original to m... ...ften sent me into composing rooms filled with those towering, typesetting machines‘ clickety-clacks and the acrid odors from their melting pots of m... ...is Khan To instill fear in his enemies, Genghis Khan created a propaganda machine that consistently inflated the number of people his warriors kille... ...and cities. Captured engineers directed the building and testing of siege machines which then would be disassembled and carried by horses to battle ... ...ellectual culture. She stresses that pioneer print shops—with their new machines and mechanics trained to operate them—served as:  Gathering p... ...780s that Frenchmen in Blanc‘s workshop turned out metal musket parts on a machine. Whitney didn‘t win his legendary patent for interchangeable gun p... ...un parts until 1794. Print shops also pioneered the revolutionary use of machinery to maximize employee productivity. In that same capitalistic ve...

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Information Technology Tales

By: Brad Bradford

...pes still set 80 percent of the world’s text, most of those once-wondrous machines were junked before 2000. 19. Free Self-Learning Laboratories. ... ...xperiences with Gutenberg typography and Mergenthaler‘s wondrous Linotype machine, which allowed for the unprecedented expansion of publishing in th... ...t off, working in a university print shop that made textbooks with offset machines and a new variety of mimeograph that duplicated the original to m... ...ften sent me into composing rooms filled with those towering, typesetting machines‘ clickety-clacks and the acrid odors from their melting pots of m... ... Khan To instill fear in his enemies, Genghis Khan created a propaganda machine that consistently inflated the number of people his warriors kille... ...and cities. Captured engineers directed the building and testing of siege machines which then would be disassembled and carried by horses to battle ... ...lectual culture. She stresses that pioneer print shops—with their new machines and mechanics trained to operate them—served as:  Gathering p... ...780s that Frenchmen in Blanc‘s workshop turned out metal musket parts on a machine. Whitney didn‘t win his legendary patent for interchangeable gun p... ... parts until 1794. Print shops also pioneered the revolutionary use of machinery to maximize employee productivity. In that same capitalistic ...

...ks. -- 18. ?The Eighth Wonder of the World?-Although as late as 1980, Linotypes still set 80 percent of the world’s text, most of those once-wondrous machines were junked before 2000. -- 19. Free Self-Learning Laboratories.-Public libraries give the ordinary citizen access to reading material previously available only to the most elite. Advances in literacy and self-educat...

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Space Force Grunts : A Science Fiction Novel

By: Ingo Potsch

...r robots of the 5th company had taken up position and the war drones moved to their positions. Most, actually almost all, of the fighting was done by machines. Humans were too frail and too slow to be effective in most situations. Humans came into action when the machines had to be maintained and repaired. There were robots for those purposes, too, but often they turned ou...

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Space Force Grunts : A Science Fiction Adventure, Second, Revised Edition

By: Ingo Potsch

...r robots of the 5th company had taken up position and the war drones moved to their positions. Most, actually almost all, of the fighting was done by machines. Humans were too frail and too slow to be effective in most situations. Humans came into action when the machines had to be maintained and repaired. There were robots for those purposes, too, but often they turned ou...

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