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|⇦|| Episode #560 - Cyberluddism
(Reclaiming Luddism on the Bicentennial)
|⌚ Sat 16 July 2011 ☻Brendan McCooney, BBC,|
Download Hour1 Download Hour2 This week we look at the goings on in England which started 200 years ago this November, headed by the mysterious figure of Ned Ludd. Why did the Luddites break certain machines but leave others? Why did central government send more troops to crush Luddism that to fight Napoleon in France? But first, the soundtrack of two videos, Robots vs. Luddites and New Technology Whose Progress?'
Music: The Triumph of General Ludd by Chumbawamba
Thanks to Chris for recording the Luddites 200 organising forum and sending it my way. Thanks to Brendan McCooney for his beautiful video.
Two other shows on similar lines which might appeal, New World Notes #174 and #175.
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