Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

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Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864 - Mathematicians - 496 pages

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Page 436 - That the master manufacturer, by dividing the work to be executed into different processes, each requiring different degrees of skill, or of force, can purchase exactly that precise quantity of both which is necessary for each process, whereas if the whole work were executed by one workman that person must possess sufficient skill to perform the most difficult, and sufficient strength to execute the most laborious, of the operations into which the art is divided.

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