Numeric Control [Nc]
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\'nu̇-ˈmer-ik, nyu̇- kən-ˈtrōl'\
Function : noun.

1: The vision of the architects of the NC revolution involved much more than the automatic machining of complex parts; it meant the elimination of human intervention —a shortening of the chain of command— and the reduction of the remaining people to unskilled, routine, and closely regulated tasks… NC is a giant step in the same direction; here management has the capacity to bypass the worker and communicate directly to the machine via tapes or direct computer links. The machine itself can thereafter pace and discipline the worker.[1]


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1. De Landa M., “War in the Age of Intelligent Machines”, p. 33.
2. Image by LFOdiaga, 2007

(luis fernando odiaga)
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