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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Review: Rebels Against The Future: The Luddites And Their War On The Industrial Revolution: Lessons For The Computer Age

User Review  - Russell - Goodreads

I found that I really really liked the last three chapters of this book, as well as the Intro and first two chapters. The middle which covered the Luddites in more specific detail while interesting ... Read full review

Review: Rebels Against The Future: The Luddites And Their War On The Industrial Revolution: Lessons For The Computer Age

User Review  - Carl Sewall - Goodreads

A fascinating glimpse at a largely forgotten or misunderstood moment in history--and an important part at that. Totally changed my views about our relationship with technology, capitalism, industrialization, and even Romantic poetry. Fantastic book. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

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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