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29th January, 2012
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Brave Old World by Tom Hodgkinson.

Brave Old World by Tom Hodgkinson

At its beginning in 1760, the Industrial Revolution promised a life free from relentless drudgery; machines, it was hoped, would allow us more leisure time. More recently, the development of computers held a similar promise. Instead it created a work environment where people toil in cubicles under fluorescent lights, tapping at keyboards like battery hens scratching at the floor.

Tom Hodgkinson contends that since the future has failed to free...

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