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Knowing Machines: Essays on Technical Change - Page 32
by Donald A. MacKenzie - 1998 - 338 pages
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On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures

Charles Babbage - Machinery - 1832 - 320 pages
...work . to be executed into different processes, each requiring different degrees of skill and force, can purchase exactly that precise quantity of both...of the operations into which the art is divided.* (169.) As the clear apprehension of this principle, upon which so much of the economy arising from...
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The British Critic, Quarterly Theological Review, and ..., Volume 12

1832
...each requiring different degrees of skill and of force, can purchase exactly that precise quantity which is necessary for each process ;* whereas, if the whole work were executed by one workman, it is evident that that workman must possess sufficient skill toperform the most difficult, and sufficient...
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Select Journal of Foreign Periodical Literature, Volume 1

Andrews Norton, Charles Folsom - 1833
...each requiring different degrees of skill and of force, can purchase exactly that precise quantity which is necessary for each process ;* whereas, if the whole work were executed by one workman, it ia evident that that workman must possess sufficient skill to perform the most difficult, and sufficient...
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On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures

Charles Babbage - Industrial arts - 1835 - 408 pages
...work tooe executed into different processes, each requiring different degrees of skill or of force, can purchase exactly that precise quantity of both...by one workman, that person must possess sufficient skiU to perform the most difficult, and svffi*\ _<fkL cient strength te execute the most laborious,...
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On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures

Charles Babbage - Great Britain - 1846 - 408 pages
...degrees of skill or of force, can purchase exactly that precise quantity of both which is necessary fw each process; whereas, if the whole work were executed.../ sufficient skill to perform the most difficult, *nd suffi- "\ dent strength to execute the most laborious, of the operations into which the art is...
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North America, its agriculture and climate: containing observations on the ...

Robert Russell - Agriculture - 1857 - 390 pages
...work to be executed into different processes, each requiring diffeient degrees of skill and force, can purchase exactly that precise quantity of both...which is necessary for each process ; whereas, if the work were executed by one workman, that person must possess sufficient skill to perform the most difficult,...
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Beeton's Dictionary of universal information; comprising a complete summary ...

Samuel Orchart Beeton - 1861
...in division of labour ; viz., that the lutter can thus purchase the precise amount of skill or power necessary for each process ; whereas, if the whole work were executed by one workman, he must possess skill to perform the most difficult as well as strength to execute the most laborious....
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Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

Charles Babbage - Mathematicians - 1864 - 496 pages
...different processes, each requiring different degrees of skill, or of force, the master manufacturer can purchase exactly that precise quantity of both...sufficient strength to execute the most laborious, of those operations into which the art is divided. Needle-making is perhaps the best illustration of the...
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The Principles of Economical Philosophy, Volume 2

Henry Dunning Macleod - Economics - 1875
...work to be executed into different processes, each requiring different degrees of skill, or of force, can purchase exactly that precise quantity of both...laborious, of the operations into which the art is divided. " As the clear apprehension of this principle upon which a great part of the economy arising from the...
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The Economics of Industry

Alfred Marshall, Mary Paley Marshall - Economics - 1879 - 231 pages
...work to be executed into different processes, each requiring different degrees of skill or of force, can purchase exactly that precise quantity of both...the most laborious of the operations into which the work is divided." In any large factory we may see young children carrying light weights or picking...
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