were injured but managed to escape, but two were badly wounded and captured.
Known as Luddites
(named for Ned Lud, a deranged farmworker who began attacking machinery in the late 18th century), they were the forerunners to those who came to fear that they would be replaced by machines.
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.
Pynchon argues that the Luddite
attacks were directed against Ellulian technique rather than technology, and this view is supported by the fact that technologies which were the subject of Luddite
attacks had been in use since the sixteenth century, albeit driven by waterpower rather than steam power.
After a few successful raids on manufacturing sites and attacks against individual mill owners, the rebels, who called themselves Luddites
after their mythical leader "General" or "King" Ned Ludd, were suppressed by military force and by the quick trials and harsh punishments meted out to the few individuals identified and convicted as participants in Luddite
This wise maxim of Herbert Read's is what Wordsworth and the other Romantic poets of the Luddite
era expressed in their own way as they saw the Satanic mills and Stygian forges both imprisoning and impoverishing textile families and usurping and befouling natural landscapes--"such outrage done to nature as compels the indignant power .
Cyril Pearce, chairman of Huddersfield Local History Society, said: "The annual Luddite
Memorial Lecture is an ideal opportunity for distinguished historians to share their work with a wider public and to contribute to our understanding of our own history.
Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk - two of the most well known names in the world of science and technology - were on Tuesday identified as members of a "loose coalition" of "alarmists," who were (dis)honored with the 2015 Luddite
Award, an annual prize given by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) - a U.
RE: Brian Wolford, Thank you to the 'Luddites
' (Your Say, Dec 31) Brian, I am not a Luddite
, and I am not anti-airport.
Maybe my Luddite
DNA prevents me from figuring out the technology.
With these references, Pernice makes a move toward positioning Schwitters not as a romantic, Luddite
ancestor but as a proponent of the kind of art practice that capitalizes on the alchemical transformation of objects--like benches--into art.