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From the editor: A site for sore eyes

 


I am not a Luddite—not really.

You remember the Luddites, right? In the early years of the Industrial Revolution, groups of frustrated British textile workers began smashing machines meant to improve productivity.

They had cause, mind you—at least in their minds. In the 1800s, waves of new technology send more and more laborers to the streets, where they were consigned to lives of crime, rum or other things fodder for the likes of Hogarth and Dickens. Men were losing lifelong jobs and they perhaps rightly blamed labor saving devices.

Even the thoughts of Karl Marx found definition in th...



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