Making the Perfect Record: From Inscription to Impression in Early Magnetic Recording

Certainly Nothing Novel

For prior intersections of thread with standardization and alienated labor, see Babbage (1963, 334) and Plant (1997, 15–16) on computation and Jacquard’s loom. Of course, Marx also wrote about spinning and weaving machines, with an occasional response to Babbage. See Chapter 15, “Machinery and Modern Industry,” Capital (1867, 405-556) and “Division of Labour and Mechanical Workshop. Tool and Machinery” in Collected Works, Vol. 33 (1861-63, 387-477). 

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