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Luddite

Postby Slava » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:00 pm

I admit I am a type of Luddite. Not the kind that goes around destroying machinery, but the type that doesn't take well to many modern intrusions of technology. For example, I do not and do not wish ever to have a cell phone of any type.

My hope is that our Good Doctor could give us an excursus on the difference between the contemporary usage of Luddite and a long ago previously treated word, mumpsimus.

How can we use these properly and to good effect?
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Re: Luddite

Postby Philip Hudson » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:29 am

I think every thoughtful person has a little bit of Luddite spirit in her/him. Change is inevitable, but the rate of change is so great now that it is hard for anyone to keep pace.
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