C15P495-2

JR

Chapter 15: Machinery and Large-Scale Industry

Page 495

‘The machine, therefore, is a mechanism that, after being set in motion. Performs with its tools the same operation as the worker formerly did with similar tools. […] The difference strikes one at once … The number of implements that he himself can use simultaneously is limited by the number of his own natural instruments of production, i.e. his own bodily organs’.