luddite

Since the 1960s the term luddite has meant someone who refused or feared to use new technology. 200 years ago Luddites were an organised group of textile workers who, rather than fearing new technology because it was unfamiliar, worried that their wages would be diminished as mechanised looms replaced hand looms. In the early 19th Century the industrial revolution was in full swing. The UK’s population grew dramatically. Hundreds of thousands of men employed by the military started looking forRead more