Dividing engine

1739 Dividing engine

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Henry Hindley metrology

Dividing engine

Observations by John Smeaton

Instruments that made instruments

Meta engines

Mankind has made machines that make machines at least since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Thomas Carlyle argued that we have also mechanized ourselves and our society, but mechanization has not been all bad. Yacc is an example of the beauty of higher-order operations; it interprets statements in Backus–Naur Form to generate a parser for programs written in a computer language.

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