Review of Reviews, 18 (1898), 160.
Georges Desjacques Revue de Paris
Machinery, Technology, Transport, Invention, Industry
Observes that 'whereas our forefathers rebelled against new mechanical discoveries which by ousting the labour of man seemed almost sacrilegious, we nowadays by a curious reaction have acquired such an excessive confidence in machinery in general that we instinctively pick holes in every new invention. We are too apt to forget that the machines to which we are accustomed have only reached their present pitch of perfection by slow degrees. Motor-cars have certainly suffered by the public's expecting perfection all in a moment'.
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