The New Luddites Strike Again

What do you get when you mate an Apple hater with a luddite? This.

If you’re one of those people who yearns for earlier, simpler times when there were no cell phones, feel free to throw yours away. Feel free to drop off the grid. Feel free to move to a cabin in the woods. But in the name of all that’s holy, please leave the rest of us alone. Stop being that guy in a tunic carrying a sign that says, “R E P E N T” and accosting hapless strangers with your message of doom.

Most of us actually like our smart phones and the digital life they enable. What we don’t like is being associated with Ted Kaczynski. And what do you want to bet that Chapman is one of those annoying people who is always speaking loudly on his cell phone in public places?

I’m sure Chapman is a decent enough guy but he really should stop writing profoundly silly articles like this one.

UPDATE [2017-09-20 Wed 19:29]: should → should stop.

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  • NoonianAtall

    That article is worse than merely stupid, it's boring. And it has nothing to do with the iPhone X.

    Switching from hunter-gatherer to farming was bad for humanity? Right, it'd be so much better not knowing whether you'd find enough food during the winter as you trudged through the cold from one land to the next. Surely the cavemen were less vulnerable to famine and disease, and they had longer life expectancy than we have today. Obviously humanity switched to farming because it was a mindless fad.

    Actually, I'm not sure whether the article's stupidity or redundancy are worse. But either way, it's just an expensive form of trolling, and the best way to handle it is to completely ignore it--not give it free publicity. ;)

    • jcs

      But either way, it's just an expensive form of trolling, and the best way to handle it is to completely ignore it--not give it free publicity. ;)

      You're right, of course, but these types of articles really push my buttons. You just know that the people writing them are are the sort that are on their cell phones 24/7 and are the worst exemplars of what they are railing against. I think it's worth while calling BS on them. Perhaps if we mock them strongly enough they'll stop. Or maybe not.

      • NoonianAtall

        I'm afraid that as long as their worthless clickbait articles get the clicks for their employers, they'll never stop.