Ned Ludd’s body was filled with anger. All he was able to think about was the ‘devilish machine’. ‘I won’t let them take my job away from me’, a thought ran through young weaver’s mind. Trembling with rage, his fingers grasped a giant hammer, he swung and the stocking frame standing in front of him ended up smashed into little pieces… Or at least a popular urban tale tells so. The alleged incident is associated with the roots of the Luddite movement of the early 19th century which alongside a bloom of mechanized manufacturing stirred up fears of unemployment and other socially disruptive effects of the Industrial revolution.  Even though industrialization was unstoppable and took over the world, the sentimentContinue Reading