I am always leery of proposals for a cashless society:IEEE Spectrum Digs Into the Future of Money: First time accepted submitter ArmageddonLord writes " Small, out-of-pocket cash exchanges are still the stuff of everyday life. In 2010, cash transactions in the United States totaled US $1.2 trillion (not including extralegal ones, of course). There will … Continue reading Caution Towards a Cashless Society
From the Luddite Bicentenary blog:9th May 1812: Poem “Welcome Ned Ludd," Nottingham: This paper was posted up in Nottingham on Saturday Morning May 9th 1812Welcome Ned Ludd, your case is good,Make Perceval your aim;For by this Bill, ’tis understoodIts death to break a Frame—With dexterous skill, the Hosier’s killFor they are quite as bad;And die you … Continue reading 9th May 1812: Poem “Welcome Ned Ludd," Nottingham
The following article is a great example of why sometimes it pays to practice the KISS Principle:Electromagnetic Interference caused K-11 KABOOM: A Korean news website has revealed that in October last year a S&T Daewoo K11 exploded after one of its 20mm grenades was prematurely detonated. The soldier who was operating the gun suffered cuts … Continue reading Firearms and the KISS Principle.
I'll caveat this by stating up front that while I style myself a Luddite, I own and enjoy several tech devices, including a Kindle Fire. That being said, I do not see it as a replacement for real dead-tree books. My Kindle serves four purposes: web appliance, reader for public domain texts, reader for books … Continue reading The luddite-statist attacks on Amazon
I'm a huge fan of the Horrible Histories videos in general, and this one is no exception:
Another interesting look at being a Luddite (or thinking you are):A Community In Action: Are you a Luddite?: At trials in York, 17 Luddites were hanged and another 25 transported to Australia, while in ... But both historians agree that today's use of "Luddite" is wrong.philandrews.blogspot.com/2012/04/are-you-luddite.html
From a highly reputable source:Luddite Society organise a Kindle burning: The Luddite Society are to hold a Kindle Burning party on Thursday to symbolise the destruction of what they see as the end of paper based books. "Kindles are an affront to every good thinking honest citizen," said Ned Ludd, who is the elected head … Continue reading Luddite Society organise a Kindle burning