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Monday, June 20, 2011

Luddite no more

In June of 2011, I joined the 21st Century. I published a book on Kindle and I started a blog. I think this means I can no longer be considered a Luddite.

In the early 1800s, a band of English workmen organized themselves in order to destroy manufacturing machinery under the belief that its use diminished employment. Ned Ludd, a Leicestershire worker, originated this idea.

I got those Luddite facts from my fat, hardcover Random House dictionary, published in 1967. It has an old-paper smell. I didn't get those facts from Wikipedia, although I could have. I like the handiness of Wikipedia, even though you can't trust it completely, and it will  never have an old-paper smell.

I plan to start a Twitter account as soon as possible. This is a lot of un-Luddite activity for a non-techno-person like me. I'm starting to shake just a little.


  1. You've come a long way since you came back from your first computer class at WCTC, when you proudly announced that I should call you "Techno-Mom," and excitedly told me, "it's all about CLICK or DOUBLE-CLICK!"

  2. Twitter, really? I have a Twitter account but I still ...(I'm whispering here)...think it's stupid...
    Congrats on your blog!