I decided to continue the pun theme with a light reworking of ‘The future for Luddites’ senryu, originally published on the minimistalism site.
The future for Aussie Luddites *
the modern luddite
writing with calloused fingers
breaks phone with one tap
* In the late seventeen-hundreds, many English artisans resisted the introduction of weaving and knitting machinery. Attempts to restrict use or win fair pay and conditions failed and the so-called Luddites started to smash machinery. Violence escalated on both sides and eventually the protracted rebellion was brutally crushed. Many were hanged. Some were transported to Australia for punishment.