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

by Kirpatrick Sale

  • ISBN: 0201626780
  • Category: Europe
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Kirpatrick Sale
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing; 1st edition (April 30, 1995)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1474 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1383 kb
  • Other: mbr txt mobi rtf
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 866

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Rebels Against the Future book.

Rebels Against the Future book.

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Kirkpatrick Sale is at the tumultuous center of a technology backlash, actively challenging Bill Gates on the one hand . The Luddites wasn't totally against technology but it has to not cut jobs. If you ask me, why shouldn't 5 year old kid work? I mean in light jobs

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. If you ask me, why shouldn't 5 year old kid work? I mean in light jobs.

Their main areas of operation began in Nottinghamshire in November 1811, followed by the West Riding of Yorkshire in early 1812 then Lancashire by March 1813. They smashed stocking frames and cropping frames among others.

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Kirkpatrick Sale is at the tumultuous center of a technology backlash, actively challenging Bill .

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. 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.

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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

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.

Looks to the past to remedy modern excesses

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Ygglune Ygglune
Pretty scary, actually. I am reading War of the Worlds/Mark Slouka simultenously. Kirkpatrick Sale seems in synchronization to this book.
Before I start I must say I do not have gadgets since 2008 and no mobile phone, no pc, and I use man's pc to write this review. My only gadgets are a Walkman and manual camera. I will tell you that conversation between people IS NOT as it once was. I am an X generation kid, born 1973 and remember a time when people NEEDED once another. This book wasn't written only in the infancy of computer world. Now the consumerism iS EVERYWHERE and inked like a fingerprint within everybody! Though I am Christian and don't believe in evolution, I might say there are more unbelievers than ever, among people in general. I have been on Internet from 1999 for some years whilst at university on chat areas and since 2005 until 2008 when then I quit all. I am a writer, and to me I couldn't but notice how little I wrote when I was on internet which had to do with quitting it(personal choice).I dislike computers, I HATE them. I was hippie for 2 years and for 2 years life in the nature with community of people seemed to fuel me with ideas that community is US, and should be us!!... But my purchasing the book was about knowing what Luddites really was. Maybe I am one maybe not but that zeal with creation of all those gadgets and apps that just seems to fuel consumerism! I think hell! Apple owes BILLIONS of dollars to Ireland and other state who do not enforce the pay!! Are we born and bred to support this kind of behaviour? What if we won't pay tax because we have a lot less than Apple who create gadgets no one really NEED. They and other companies hire Chinese working in bad conditions hours and hours daily and every year there's new kind of phone. You want to be environmental? Cut consumption to half. simple! That el-car a year ago came sneaking behind me, I couldn't hear it, almost killed me, because I couldn't hear it! (those cars CAR easily take someone's life, what if someone is deaf cant hear it?)True story. And another car with woman and 4 kids in the backsit almost killed me. Just one more second. few inches off the road, why, she looked at her mobile phone. Community feeling is in seeing and hearing people, give touch, embrace, move this way or that(body language). Funny sites in airport is people dressing finely just to sit in front of their laptops(noone sees them, right except the PC :)))) won't even look at me. I feel at times like I came out of space in airports as I am the only one without gadget/mobile phone etc and it DOES feel lonely at times though I do not regret a thing!. THE LUDDITES book COVERS of course the implications technology have on our life, and he is right, that we consumed what we needed. Titanic and her contamporaries were built by about 15.000 people, now, not even 150 people work on a ship. Steam is OK when used in ships, trams etc. The Luddites wasn't totally against technology but it has to not cut jobs. If you ask me, why shouldn't 5 year old kid work? I mean in light jobs. I helped my dad at age 11 in shop and never asked money for it nor given why not he is my dad.... But Life was rough, no job no social security either, but all over us work becomes ABSOLTE. Fortune and Bloomberg magazine wants to teach us to LOVE live in world with less job and more technology because they have to let the wheel roll-over people, like in fast trains, some will survive and WORK theIR way out, some will be left, dead...
And that's what it's about. I have good education yet searching for work in cleaning because I won't work by/with gadgets/ computer!!!. 2 years ago NAV(Job center) had talk with me, woman who conduct us 'job searchers course' with immigrants and few Norwegians(I am Immigrant in Norway) and NAV worker. Sat by me "You have to buy mobile phone or you won't be allowed to work..." They sat there, THREATENED ME. They knew I have landline phone. Yet they did that, threatened TO CUT my unemployment. I live in small village, few jobs I did since then, but at that moment, I r ealised when I talk to them "Wow, they ARE brainwashed by their own system and they don't even see it, this IS scary!!" apparently what they did was illegal.I am INTJ, when I decided something is negative, IT IS:).. Why would I need few thousands songs in one gadgets, and know the weather and have all those apps? I have LP, cassette, CD- i can only hear one song at the time. Or few in an hour. But Kirkpatrick emphasize on people who REALLY didn't have support system, but NOT ONLY THAT, they have seem their rivers become polluted, trash allover, and they have seem they cannot help their own kids with sufficient food on the table, like today, and it'll keep on. Great book, written by good author. 5 stars!!
Wel Wel
Years ago I was sitting in traffic on the South East Expressway in Boston, MA. I had just spent the better part of the day fixxing automobiles for people. That was my job. That is what I do. Trying to get home so I could "relax" was a chore. I lived maybe 30 min. away from my work but spent better than an hour just sitting in the hot July sun while the conjested traffic inched it's way along slowly, burning precious fossile fuel, spewing carbon & other noxious fumes into the air surrounding Boston. I was not happy. I called my wife on our ancient "Bag Phone". We discussed moving out of the Boston metro region so we could slow down the pace, relax a bit more and just enjoy life.

I had a Luddite moment. I realized then that I was working hard to keep all this technology together just so people could get to their own jobs to earn the money needed to keep their technology working. It dawned on me how futile all this stress and effort are... We are killing ourselves to support technology and all the time fooling ourselves with the idea that this modern life style is somehow better than in the good old days. I did not have an urge to smash any machines but I did want to stop the world and get off. Am I really any happier now than I would be if I were a village blacksmith in 1812? What do I really need to be happy? What does all this wonderful modern technology really cost me in blood, sweat and tears? I cash my paycheck, buy food and fuel, pay my bills, look at the remainder and wonder if that 1812 blacksmith was any worse off, realatively than I am today.

Sales book chronicles a moment in the history of labor struggle. Make of it what you will... He has documented a story that needs to be told if we as a society are to look at the big picture of ourselves and ask... How did We get here? Is this the right direction to be going? Can we survive and sustain this modern lifestyle?

I suggest reading at least chapters 8 and 10. I also suggest reading it along with a UE published book titled "Labors untold story" and Howard Zinns work "Peoples History"

Comfort is a realative thing.