There is no desire but assembling, assembled desire. (according to Brian Massumi, Deleuze and Guattari substituted the term assemblage for the term desiring machine because of persistent subjectivist misunderstandings of the latter term as developed in the Anti-Oedipus.) " Machines are social before being technical" (Deleuze, Foucault, p.39) Deleuze goes on to say, that for Foucault, at least, "there is a human technology which exists before a material technology." ".
As authors Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee explain in the opening pages of The Second Machine Age, their brilliant study of digital technologies, the Industrial Age was actually launched in 1775 -- an era that for most Americans evokes colonial leaders with white wigs and tri-corned hats, not dirty factories belching dark smoke into the skies and thousands of smudge-faced children working dawn to dusk.