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Jevon's Machine

Courtesy: IBM Corporation

The elements for logical automata existed - self-regulating machines using "feedback," such as the steam engine with ball governor. Machines could be programmed by punched cards and tape.

Writers were journeying into the future. Samuel Butler began his novel, Erewhon, with an essay entitled "Darwin Among the Machines." Andrew Ure invented the principle of the thermostat.

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