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

By: KIRKPATRICK SALE

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Kirkpatrick Sale is at the tumultuous center of a technology backlash, actively challenging Bill Gates on the one hand and the Unabomber on the other. The subject of bets, barbs, and grudging praise in the pages of WIRED, The New York Times, Newsweek, and The New Yorker, Rebels Against the Future takes us back to the first technology backlash, the short-lived and fierce Luddite rebellion of 1811. Sale tells the compelling story of the Luddites' struggle to preserve their jobs and way of life by destroying the machines that threatened to replace them; he then invokes a new-Luddite spirit in response to today's technological revolution and calls for another sort of rebellion: not one of violence but rather of intellectually and ethically sound protest.

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

Author:: KIRKPATRICK SALE

Categories: Political & Social Thought,

Publisher: Perseus Books Group: May 1996

ISBN Number:: 0201407183

ISBN Number: 13: 9780201407181

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20080123132774