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

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Basic Books, Apr 30, 1995 - History - 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

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A rather odd book, sketching the history of a 19th-century revolt against industrial machinery and seeking to find in it some lessons for today. Although efforts by workers to smash machinery that ... Read full review

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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