misoneism

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misoneism

(mĭ-sō-nē′ĭzm) [″ + neos, new]
Aversion to new things or new ideas; conservatism.
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The Luddites engaged in acts of confrontation and sabotage against the new textiles factories, but were ultimately unsuccessful in stemming the tide of industrialization that swept England, and then the rest of the world.
Cyril Pearce, chairman of the local history society, explains: "The Luddite phenomenon is an inescapable part of huddersfield's past.
Coincidentally, the prime minister had just initiated much tougher laws against the Luddites, who were weavers attacking mills in protest at the mechanical looms destroying their livelihood.
She added: "Particularly when you consider that three-quarters of those that fit the Luddite mould are micro-sized companies.
A certain perverse interest in the Unabomber story--maybe it's just my unnatural fondness for hooded sweatshirts--led me to attend the second annual Luddite Convention.
Gelernter, a computer science professor at Yale, is the Luddite terrorist's best-known victim.
The new partnership follows a two-year commemoration of the Luddite uprising of 1812-13, in which both played a leading part.
Earlier, Mr Clarke had stormed: "There is a Luddite tendency in this House which says we should have no technology.
1779: The first Luddite riots began in Manchester: Fabric and cloth workers, upset by wage reductions and the use of unapprenticed workmen, began to break into factories at night to destroy the machines they feared would put them out of work.
We have lived through the sexual counterrevolution, the design counterrevolution, and waves of Luddite technoparancia.
Some cell phone critics, like our resident Luddite, Joe Queenan, believe we may already be running amok with our wireless addictions.