Rebels Against the Future: The Luddites and Their War on the Industrial Revolution : Lessons for the Computer Age

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Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1995 - Computers - 320 pages
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A well-known journalist traces the history of opposition to technology and industrialization beginning, with the Luddite movement in Britain during the Romantic era, and finds compelling lessons about the dehumanizing aspects of modern life.

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Rebels against the future: the Luddites and their war on the Industrial Revolution: lessons for the computer age

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For a brief 15 months from late 1811 to early 1813, the Luddites challenged central England's law and order. This unique attack by workers upon a segment of the first industrial revolution, the ... Read full review

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The telling is a bit disjointed, but an overall good history of the luddites and the rise of industrial capitalism. The second half of the book details the 2nd industrial revolutions--the computer age--and this is well worth reading. Read full review

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Kirkpatrick Sale is the secretary of the E. F. Schumacher Society, a contributing editor of "The Nation, " and the author of nine previous books, including "Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Conquest" and "Rebels Against the Future: The Luddites and Their War on the Industrial Revolution."

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