Thursday, October 21, 2010

I know some of these people

Taken from A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg
noun: One who opposes or avoids the use of new technology. 
After the Luddites, name taken by textile workers in England during 1811-1816 who destroyed machinery that was displacing them. They took the name after one Ned Ludd, whose identity is not clear. Ned Ludd is said to have destroyed, in a fit of insanity, a knitting frame in 1779. In response to the Luddites, the British parliament passed the Frame Breaking Act which made the destroying of knitting frames punishable by death. 

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