The logic performed by telephone switching relays was the inspiration for the digital computer. The first commercially successful glass bottle blowing machine was an automatic model introduced in 1905. The machine, operated by a two-man crew working 12-hour shifts, could produce 17,280 bottles in 24 hours, compared to 2,880 bottles made by a crew of six men and boys working in a shop for a day. The cost of making bottles by machine was 10 to 12 cents per gross compared to $1.80 per gross by the manual glassblowers and helpers.
Tantôt le vocable automatisation s'applique à une amélioration de certains appareils ménagers ou à un perfectionnement de la boîte de vitesses des automobiles, tantôt il concerne des procédés de fabrication industriels. Parfois, il se rapporte au processus qui s'accomplit, presque sans intervention humaine, lorsqu'un satellite est mis sur orbite, puis commercialement exploité ; ou encore, il désigne l'utilisation de machines dans les opérations de réservation et de vente de places dans les avions.
Here we reserve aEle as a different type of object variable. Specifically, we early bind it for use as a webpage link (the tags on a webpage). The other way would be to declare it more generically as Dim aEle as Object then later put it to use in one or more specific roles as an object — either way works. Once again, I could choose to call it anything, even mySuperHrefThingy, but I like the simplicity of aEle because it’s short and makes me think element.