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Wells wrote a story about a man who invented a machine which allowed him to travel in timeBritish author H. G. Wells wrote a story about a man who invented a machine which allowed him to travel in time.

Just push the button on the machine, and it will do everything automatically.

In too many jobs, people have been replaced by machines, and we have high unemployment as a result.

If I'm not home when you phone, just leave a message on the answering machine.

Our baseball team has a special machine which pitches the balls for us to practice hitting.

The bank machine gave me too much money.

B. F. Skinner once said that the real problem is not whether machines think, but whether men do.

You could milk about six cows per hour by hand, but with modern machinery you can milk up to 100 cows per hour.

When using the first pay telephone, a caller did not deposit coins in the machine, but gave them to an attendant who stood next to the telephone.

The first vending machines in the United States dispensed chewing gum, and were installed in New York City train platforms in 1888.

There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight people.

33 percent of dog owners admit that they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on an answering machine while away.

The odds against hitting the jackpot on a slot machine are 889 to 1.

The Grand Canal of China, connecting the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers, is 20 miles longer than the Panama Canal, yet the Chinese constructed the waterway without modern machinery 1,300-plus years ago.

Some Chinese typewriters have 5,700 characters. The keyboard is almost 3 feet wide on some models, and the fastest one can type on these machines is 11 words per minute.

Discussion question: In what jobs have machines replaced people in the last 20 years?

Find someone who can operate various office machines.

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