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Feb 07 2020 21

Luddite is a noun that refers to a person who avoids the use of new technology.

It’s not certain which language our word of the day comes from but we know the term was first used to describe a group of textile mill workers in Nottingham, England in the early 19th century who rioted for the destruction of new machinery that was slowly replacing them. A man known as Ned Ludd seemed to be involved in the movement.

In more recent years, the word is used to describe anyone who is opposed to, or uncomfortable with, technology.

I used to be a luddite but getting an iPhone for my birthday has cured me. From now on, I’ll never oppose technology again.