Babbage Analytical Engine - CBC interview
cisin at xenosoft.com
Mon Oct 18 16:43:58 CDT 2010
> > I seem to recall an article in Smithsonian or American Heritage some
> > time ago that put forth the idea of crediting Eli Whitney with the
> > mass production of interchangeable parts is overstating the point
> > somewhat. He neither invented the concept (that goes to a Frenchman)
> > nor did his muskets achieve the goal--parts required quite a bit of
> > "tweaking" to get them to fit.
On Mon, 18 Oct 2010, William Donzelli wrote:
> Just like everything else - nothing really is truly invented, but
> rather a bunch of old ideas with maybe one or two new ones mixed in.
> Even the Romans had something like mass production for their armies.
"FIRST" is always suspect in history, and particularly in technology.
And the history books in the educational system are BOGUS.
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