Disadvantaged vs Technopeasant - What's the difference?
As a verb disadvantaged
As an adjective disadvantaged
is lacking an advantage relative to another.
As a noun technopeasant is
(informal) one who is disadvantaged or exploited within a modern technological society, especially through inability to use computer technology.
Lacking an advantage relative to another.
Poor; in financial difficulties.
(informal) One who is disadvantaged or exploited within a modern technological society, especially through inability to use computer technology.
* 1994 , Stewart Wieck, When Will You Rage? ,
- “You would be able to, if only you?d — ”
* 1997 , Ruth H. Jacobs, Be an Outrageous Older Woman ,
- Jim cut him off in mid-grumble. “I know. ‘If only I?d stop being a technopeasant' and open my eyes.’ OK, I know I?ve been a '''technopeasant , but now I ''want to open my eyes, and I need you to help me do it.”
* 1999 , William A. Stahl (William Austin), God and the Chip: Religion and the Culture of Technology ,
- Being a technopeasant , I took his word for it and bought the rabbit ears for an additional sum. When I got home and uncrated the set, I discovered it had a built-in antenna and that I did not need the extra one.
* 2001 , Ruth Cohen, Alien Invasion: How The Harris Tories Mismanaged Ontario ,
- In his vision people will be divided into two classes; “the Knows” and the “Know-Nots,” the digirati and the technopeasants .
- In his other statements it is clear that he regards computer programmers as technopeasants , and this is how many corporations do treat them with programming outsourced to low-wage countries like India.