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So tell me...

An in-class reading and writing assignment

In one of the the most amazing, tightly-written, closely reasoned, and unbelievably clear arguments you have ever attempted to put down on paper, please explain in one page why you are or are not a Luddite (or, more precisely, a “neo-Luddite”). Before giving your conclusions, show that you understand the complex issues involved–pro and con–and what is at stake.

Before you attempt this writing assignment (shucks, let’s call it a “writing challenge”), you must do the readings.

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