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Response to intaglio (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 23, 2013, 10:03 AM

19. Actually the term "Luddite" was from Ned Ludd...

who wasn't against modernization per say, but for the workers that were being put out of work because of "modernization". In essence he was a voice for the people. I asked the very unpopular question at the time of "what becomes of these people?" This was preVictorian England when slave labor workhouses were all the rage and workers right were very low on the totem pole. (don't get me wrong, circumstance didn't get any better under Victorian rule)

Over time, the word "luddite" was bastardized and was used to popularize the concept of being against progress or modernization.

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