The technology depicted in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels takes two forms: magical and mechanical. Nearly all technology early in the series is at least partially magical, but in more recent books, a form of industrial revolution takes place, with numerous purely mechanical inventions being introduced. In Thud! ancient 'devices' of undisclosed origin and great power were introduced; it is not clear whether these are magical, mechanical, both or neither. Time-travel technology, the exact nature of which is usually unclear, is used by the History Monks. Most Discworld technologies have real-world equivalents, in function if not form.
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