Archive for Luddite

Peter’s Published Press Past Presented

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2018 by segarini

“Write about whatever you want to write about!” That simple sentence launched my tenure with “Don’t Believe A Word I Say” and got me started on this great journey. As I have written several times, I have always been in awe of the high standard of writing on this blog, and I still have a hard time believing my good luck.

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Peter VS Technology

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2017 by segarini

While researching this column, I discovered some interesting information about Ned Ludd, the founder of the Luddite movement, whose adherents would smash machinery with hammers because they feared job loss from industrialisation. There is some dispute as to whether he, in fact, even existed.  Also, at that time, “factories” as we know them today were very rare. Hence it was generally a case of a mob breaking into a private home to destroy the machinery. Undoubtedly this was a recipe for violence.

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