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    The Luddite Movement

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    and the additional loss of jobs for both skilled and unskilled workers. Furthermore, the price of grains and food increased due to poor harvests, and the Tory government refused to help as per their commitment to the laissez-faire doctrine. The subsequent desperation and starvation of the working class created the roots of the British Luddite movement. Between 1811 and 1816, Luddite groups began breaking machines and raiding factories, hoping to create a ban on the new…

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    Neil Postman Analysis

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    of education and technology have always been a center of debate all over the world. These might seem like two separate topics, but the more technology evolves and advances, the more of an impact it has on education, or to be precise the schooling system. Also, the more effect technology has on our education system and on our everyday lives, the more there’ll be critics that will bash the system we have today and try to bring out every negative impact it has on us. I am very opposed to those…

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    theory of distinct successive technological revolutions by explaining that (Points : 5) 5. (TCOs 2 & 8) The introduction of four uniform time zones in the United States was a direct result of (Points : 5) 6. (TCO 4) Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Wiki art? (Points : 5) 7. (TCO 4) In Wiki art, the artist is (Points : 5) 8. (TCO 4) According to Winner, the use of computer technologies to supervise workers is (Points : 5) 9. (TCO 4) According to Winner, the design of a hoe…

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    One Luddite view is that the internet opens us to others & cuts us off from the world. Lawler had stated that, “it increases our openness to all the people of the world while freeing or isolating us from other, particular persons.” I agree with this. With all of the social media circulating the internet such as Facebook, Skype, YouTube, etc. we have the ability to learn about, speak, and meet with various people with different cultural backgrounds from all around the world (if we so “choose” to…

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    The original Luddites were British weavers and textile workers who objected to the increased use of automated looms and knitting frames. Most were trained artisans who had spent years learning their craft, and they feared that unskilled machine operators were robbing them of their livelihood. When their appeals for government aid and assistance were ignored, a few desperate weavers began breaking into factories and smashing textile machines. They called themselves “Luddites” after Ned Ludd, a…

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    food, clothing, furniture and tools. Most manufacturing was done in homes or small, rural shops, using hand tools or simple machines” (History.com Staff). Great Britain created factories next to rivers so that they could use the water to power the machines they created to weave cotton. The industrial revolution didn’t just create factories and machines, it created new technology like railroads, the steam engine, and made the iron industry more effacement. It created many jobs for the middle…

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    revolution massive societal and technological changes were underway. This change is best described by Lindholdt (1997) as “unprecedented” in the shock to social norms (felt by labors) and the environment impact. Change is not always accepted positivity, one such event took place in the early 1800’ in England when skilled textile workers were replaced by steam driven machines. At the time a poor quality of life existed for many, and with the introduction of machines skilled workers felt belittled…

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    Praise Of Fast Food

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    1. The title, "In Praise of Fast Food", made me think it was going to be a defense of fast food restaurants like McDonald's and Burger King. Instead, the essay talks more about the distinction between 'natural' and 'artificial' foods, and how natural isn't always better. It's a confusing title, but it does evoke the idea that even Big Macs and chicken nuggets are still better than going hungry like our ancestors did. 2. The Utne Reader is targeted towards Americans with open minds, and therefore…

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    The professor and his collaborator are not Luddites as many have wondered about this. A Luddite was a term of the 18th century which was meant for textile workers who protested against labor-economizing technology. This has had many different interpretations as time has passed such as neo-Luddites, etc. Basically it means one that is against advancement of technology because of the disadvantages. Erik Brynjolfsson is a professor in MIT Sloan school of management, and his collaborator and…

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    incorrect. As mentioned in Volti’s reading, is no secret that technology has impacted our economy positively. Our economy has grown in several ways due to technology (Volti, 2001). However, more often than not, Culture shaped events more than technology has. This being said, technology has and currently does shape present society, but cultural events have also had importance as well. As also discussed in Nye’s article “Does Technology Control Us?”, humans have made use of supplies for thousands…

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