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LOL word of the day today

luddite

PRONUNCIATION:
(LUHD-yt)

MEANING:
noun: One who opposes or avoids the use of new technology.

ETYMOLOGY:
After the Luddites, name taken by textile workers in England during 1811-1816 who destroyed machinery that was displacing them. They took the name after one Ned Ludd, whose identity is not clear. Ned Ludd is said to have destroyed, in a fit of insanity, a knitting frame in 1779. In response to the Luddites, the British parliament passed the Frame Breaking Act which made the destroying of knitting frames punishable by death.

I guess he was more of a needles only kind of guy

Source : A.Word.A.Day

eta: *SIGH* I can't believe I'm defending TECHNOLOGY on the INTERNET. Ironic.
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