In contrast, the only thing the Luddites
really did, despite their fervent attempt to ignore their changing world, was get their names into the dictionary.
Wendell Berry responds: In his letter, Professor Lewontin says, "I did not speak of Vandana Shiva's allies as Luddites
Nevertheless, we should not ignore or dismiss the Luddites
, because sometimes they are right.
The band of Luddites
, named for apprentice Ned Ludd, were fiercely opposed to changes taking place in the textiles industry that moved production from the homes of individual loom operators to factories where giant machines were staffed by shifts of workers.
In other words, we might be wise to take an exploratory, rather than Luddite
Microsoft lead attorney John Warden said, "We firmly believe the Court will conclude after hearing all the evidence that this is not really an antitrust case, but a return of the Luddites
- the 19th Century reactionaries who, fearful of competition, went around smashing machines with sledgehammers to arrest the march of progress driven by science and technology.
Dave Hazell, of computer firm Intel, said: "Despite what we read, we are not a nation of Luddites
During the Industrial Revolution a group of people known as the Luddites
began fighting against mechanical progress.
were textile workers who rose up and smashed the new knitting machines and powered cotton looms that were being installed in British factories.
were organized bands of English workers who, from 1811 to 1816, destroyed manufacturing equipment because they believed that machines took away jobs.
hosted by huddersfield Local history Society and the University of huddersfield history Department, the lecture entitled, York Castle and its political prisoners: the Luddites
in a broader context, is on Thursday, April 16, at 7.
About the same time that I was learning about Luddites
, I also got one of the first personal stereos.