Luddite

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Luddite

A term for workers in the early 19th century in Britain who opposed the Industrial Revolution because increased mechanization was changing the economy and leaving them without jobs. The term has come to mean any person who opposes technological changes, especially those that impact the economy.
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Administrators who must make budgetary decisions are placed in a difficult position but invariably opt for a technological solution, because they do not wish to appear to be reactionaries or Luddities and because they want to make every applicable resource available to their clientele.