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    wired up

    Dear teachers,

    I'm reading an essay on torture and have a doubt on this sentence about a machine "wired up to generate electrical shocks at the sound of speech".

    In this case does "wired up" mean "programmed"?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    G.

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    Re: wired up

    That sounds OK to me. To connect or to programme. Eg the electric chair was wired up to generate...

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    Re: wired up

    I suppose it depends on when the piece is written/based. Before computers, I would think it unlikely that anything would be "programmed" to do anything.


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    Re: wired up

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I suppose it depends on when the piece is written/based. Before computers, I would think it unlikely that anything would be "programmed" to do anything.
    It is a contemporary essay. Sorry for not specifying that. So is my interpretation correct?

    G.

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