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One thing I can't stand is the type of person who refuses to use a technology merely because his default attitude is to habitually resist change.

It was twenty years ago today that "La mano de dios" affected an important international sports event, resulting in the wrong team advancing. By now, both the NHL and NFL have perfected the use of video replay, to the advantage of their respective sports. Why does FIFA insist on not using the available technology? At the risk of generalizing from anecdotal evidence, this is symptomatic of the difference between the dynamist North American/New Europe world view and the backward-looking, change-resistant Old European attitude.

I may be a curmudgeon, but I throw my hat in firmly with the dynamists.

2 Responses to “Luddites”

  1. Anonymous j 

    God, I'm so with you on this one.

    Of course, if it weren't for blaming the refs for bad calls, italy would have to actually acknowledge that their team isn't entirely made of gods...

  2. Anonymous PSBN 

    Absolutely right.

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