luddite luddite  /ˈlə ˌdaɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any opponent of technological progress
  2. (n) one of the 19th century English workmen who destroyed laborsaving machinery that they thought would cause unemployment

Usage(s):

  1. Movie director Steven Spielberg is an admitted luddite in at least one respect: when he makes a film, he wants to deal with actual film.
  2. I think it's a luddite mistake to think writing a letter on the computer is different than writing a regular letter.
  3. I know at least two homes that are just waiting for the deadline, and then they are going to break their luddite ways and get cable.

News

  • We can teach our children (a little) about technology

    One of the silliest things teachers are asked to do these days is take courses on how to teach students to use current technology. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a Luddite, ignoring the importance of technology in education.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Charlotte Observer

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Quotes

  1. Des Turner, a Labour MP and member of the Commons science committee, said: "Prince Charles has got a way of getting things absolutely wrong. It's an entirely Luddite attitude to simply reject them out of hand. In some developing countries where for...
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: Des Turner Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "There is a Luddite part of me for sure," said Fisher, 33, who has never owned a car. "I like doing things the hard way."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jeremy Fisher Source: Victoria Times Colonist

  3. She told Parade magazine, "I'ma Luddite, and I write longhand with an old fountain pen".
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Emma Thompson Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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