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Thread #150708   Message #3907583
Posted By: robomatic
24-Feb-18 - 07:13 AM
Thread Name: rebellion and protest in John Henry
Subject: RE: rebellion and protest in John Henry
Sorry, that last line got away from me. I was going on to make the point that reaction against equipment was a perennial human activity. But the end is (almost) always the same. The Egyptians take bronze swords into a battle against iron swords- Unhappy results! French knights in armor go up against Englishmen with yew bows. Stone walls fall to cannonade. Japanese Samurai go up against peasants armed with muskets. In that last case the Japanese ruling class got firearms banned for hundreds of years.

Blame Prometheus for bringing fire to humanity.