non-expert) which are used to define the positions that some people hold as neo-Luddite
, special interest or simply misinformed.
And with my pal Pricey coming round for supper and an on-demand film tonight, there has never been a better time to embrace my inner neo-Luddite
and defy the cyber tyranny of the algorithm.
While I have big problems with the neo-Luddite
purist tendencies of this movement (and I ridicule them for their purism in the book), I do admire the way the eco-anarchists organize themselves by consensus, without authority or hierarchy.
This sensible view was rejected in favor of the neo-Luddite
theory that a global police regime would be able to put the bio-weapons genie back in the bottle.
Sounds as if you might empathize with Harry Mendelssohn, the deranged, neo-Luddite
city librarian who rants and raves his way through ``Defiled,'' Lee Kalcheim's well-meaning but sketchily drawn and lead-handed new work about technology and its malcontents.
What distinguishes Escape Velocity from the recent slew of neo-Luddite
tracts, from Sven Birkerts' The Gutenberg Elegies to the Unabomber manifesto, is the obvious relish with which Dery mines his cybercultural terrain.
The cult of information: A neo-luddite
treatise on high tech, artificial intelligence, and the true art of thinking (2d ed.
They reckon they're Neo-Luddite
Culture Jammers, which is a superirritating way of saying they hate technology and consumerism.
The book's short and provocative answer is this: In a post-9/11 world, one in which religious and neo-Luddite
fundamentalists at home and abroad seek to stymie individualism and technological advances, it's more important than ever to understand and appreciate what might be called the >>John Locke, Original Hipster
It is also doubtful that they find it too trivial to merit attention, for the brownlash writings that the Ehrlichs take on derive much of their strength from arraying themselves against the irrationalist and neo-Luddite
sentiments of the more radical greens.
Stoll's attack on cyber-life would be easier to dismiss if he were simply another neo-Luddite
smashing computers out of ignorance or fear.
Because the only conceivable alternative to a world of human refuse, of serfs and slaves abandoned by an increasingly self-sufficient corporate cyber-media oligarchy, is a revolution of the lumpenproletariat (the formerly working class) based not in neo-Luddite
refusal but in desire.