thesaurus for luddite:technophobe, fear, green, moron, environmentalist, fundamentalist, geekned ludd, nerd, technology, troglodyte, doubt, dumbass, earth ego-warrior, fud, fuddite, hate, ignorant, more...
thesaurus for troglodyte: caveman, neanderthal
Apparently the term luddite came from those opposed to the industrial revolution who destroyed mechanical knitting machines in opposition to the mechanization and de-humanization of knitting and weaving processes. A troglodyte is defined as a reclusive sort who shuns technology.
This week, I missed a text, an e-mail and a phone call from Rachel saying she was in Sanford and wanted o have dinner with her mom and dad. I did review the messages it was just 4 hours later and much too late for dinner. Secondly, I tried to respond to a text to a dear friend and sent her a blank text which then prompted her to call me to see if I was alright.
I am alright, just a 1960s kind of alright. I do not hear my phone and it takes me at least ten minutes to craft a response text to say "no, yes or on the way." About two weeks ago I responded to my friend Roxanne's text with a lengthy, witty response. I was so proud. She never responded. Later she showed me my text and it was either in russian, arabic or some not yet developed language.
I am not reclusive, fundamentalist or a hater. But I am an incompetent. This is an open apology to all my friends and family. For all the times I didn't answer the cell phone although you called me four times (this is a long list including my husband, my children, my friends and co-workers).
If you have texted me without reply, I truly apologize. I would like to promise to do better but it is not happening. I can't take the pressure. I promise to check the phone periodically throughout the day, try to remember to take it off vibrate after meetings and call you if needed after a text. Unless I have ten minutes to type "yes, no or on the way" as a response. I love you all dearly, I am just a luddite.