Wednesday, October 30, 2013
BIG’s Blog: Luddites
From Wikipedia we learn that the original Luddites were 19th century English textile artisans who protested against newly developed labor-saving machinery from 1811 to 1817. These artisans smashed and otherwise destroyed stocking framers, power looms, and the like in protest that less-skilled and lower-wage laborers would displace them.
Today the word “Luddite” is synonymous with those who would attempt to hold back technological innovation by personally not adopting and actively nay-saying the innovation.
The worst form of Luddite always emerges when a new technology is shifting “what they know.” In the end, they feel threatened because they must learn something new and, frankly, they don’t want to. They cling to the status quo because that is their power base.
He who doesn’t grow is busy shrinking.
Don’t be a Luddite.
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