On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke…
The fatigue produced on the muscles of the human frame does not altogether depend on the actual force employed in… (read more)
That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared… (read more)
Telegraphs are machines for conveying information over extensive lines with great rapidity.
There is, however, another purpose to which academies contribute. When they consist of a limited number of persons, eminent for… (read more)
Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow… (read more)
That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted… (read more)
To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history,… (read more)
At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged.