A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is… (read more)
Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall.
At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged.
Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.
I am inclined to attach some importance to the new system of manufacturing; and venture to throw it out with… (read more)
In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from… (read more)
In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein, and given over a hopeless race.
The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible;… (read more)