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B10. Legend of Ned Ludd

  • 10/26/2023
  • 11/30/2023
  • 5 sessions
  • 10/26/2023, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 11/02/2023, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 11/09/2023, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EST)
  • 11/16/2023, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EST)
  • 11/30/2023, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EST)
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Seven centuries after the legend of Robin Hood took hold, a new band of Nottinghamshire warriors struck against the oppressors of the poor. Luddites, they were called, their name coming from their mythical leader, General Ned Ludd. 

Little is certain about Ludd’s life, even his very existence. No matter. From the factories in the English Midlands in the early 19th Century and continuing for the next two centuries, Luddites battled machines and the capitalists who owned them. They now fight against computers and robots and that amorphous foe, Artificial Intelligence. Luddites do so, in his name, whatever his name was.

Instructor - Karl Hakkarainen is a retired IT professional and longtime WISE instructor. He has taught courses on technology, history, music, law, digital humanities and other subjects. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Mount Wachusett Community College. His grandchildren still seek and sometimes heed his advice on computers, smartphones and related gadgets. 

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