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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 369-370

If the weavers' shuttles were to weave of themselves -- then there would be no need either of apprentices for the master craftsmen or of slaves for the lords.
Atheniensium Republica

Looms… have taken on a life of their own. Today, in the industrialized world, a textile mill is a clean workspace dominated by huge, computer-controlled Dobby and Jacquard looms. The working of the looms are entirely enclosed. This is just as well, as compressed air shoots the laser-guided shuttles through the warp at machine-gun speeds—and very little in the entire process is touched by human hands.
Perfect Machines:
The Loom


  • "Well Frank, it looks like the end of work..."

    *puts on sunglasses*

    "... is looming."


    By Blogger Markus, at 6:00 PM  

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