By Steven E. Jones
This booklet addresses the query of what it may suggest this present day to be a Luddite--that is, to take a stand opposed to expertise. Steven Jones the following explains the background of the Luddites, British fabric works who, from round 1811, proclaimed themselves fans of "Ned Ludd" and smashed equipment they observed as threatening their alternate. Against Technology isn't really a historical past of the Luddites, yet a heritage of an idea: how the actions of a gaggle of British staff in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire got here to face for an international anti-technology philosophy, and the way an nameless collective stream got here to be pointed out with an individualistic own conviction. offended fabric staff within the early 19th century grew to become romantic symbols of a hope for an easy life--certainly now not the unique aim of the activities for which they grew to become recognized. Against know-how is, in different phrases, a publication approximately representations, in regards to the snapshot and the parable of the Luddites and the way that delusion used to be remodeled through the years into smooth neo-Luddism.
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Against Technology: From the Luddites to Neo-Luddism by Steven E. Jones