luddite : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  any opponent of technological progress
  • n  one of the 19th century English workmen who destroyed laborsaving machinery that they thought would cause unemployment

  • 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.
  • I think it's a luddite mistake to think writing a letter on the computer is different than writing a regular letter.
  • 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 & Articles

  • 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.
    June 7, 2013 - The Charlotte Observer

  • Des Turner in
    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...
  • Jeremy Fisher in Victoria Times Colonist
    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."
  • Emma Thompson in
    She told Parade magazine, "I'ma Luddite, and I write longhand with an old fountain pen".

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