Rebels against the Future
The Luddites and Their War on the Industrial Revolution - Lessons for the Computer Age
By (author) Kirkpatrick Sale
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Rebels against the Future by Kirkpatrick Sale
Book DescriptionKirkpatrick 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780201407181
(229mm x 153mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 27-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Kirkpatrick Sale
Kirkpatrick Sale is a contributing editor of The Nation and the author of many books, including Conquering Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy.
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