When a machine breaks, it changes its mind. aphorism no 80. W. Ross Ashby (1903-1972)
George Jepson, Cams and the Principles of their Construction (Van Nostrand, 1905)
still at work on this.
relationship of machinery to repetition, system, ornament. to "revolution" — turn of cam, wheels, shafts etc., but also the sabot (wooden shoe) in the works, hence, breaking machine, breaking a social order.