Lisa Phipps finamont at
Tue Dec 18 01:45:04 EST 2001

According to Funk and Wagnalls copyright 1947:
Luddite--One of a band of workmen who organized to raise riots for the
destruction of machinery (1811-1816): so named after Ned Lud, a
feeble-minded mechanic who destroyed several stocking-frames.

Partner says that it is generally used to mock people who don't keep up
with modern technology.

Warmly, Lisa
----- Original Message -----
From: "georg parlow" <georg at>
To: "permaculture" <permaculture at>
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: Genderisms

> > luddites,
> what is that? my dicitionary stares back blankly at me. could anyone
> elucidate me?
> georg
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