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Old 05-28-2017, 05:21 PM
 
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I assume that most of you are aware of the Luddites, who protested violently against automation with the beginning of the industrial revolution. But what I didn't know - and just read in this article - was that it was largely sparked by shifts in fashion.

When men started wearing long trousers, it changed the market for stockings! And it started from there.


Remember the Luddites, a rebellion against automation

When Robots Take All of Our Jobs, Remember the Luddites | Innovation | Smithsonian
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