Disadvantaged vs Technopeasant - What's the difference?

disadvantaged | technopeasant |


As a verb disadvantaged

is (disadvantage).

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.

disadvantaged

English

Verb

(head)
  • (disadvantage)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Lacking an advantage relative to another.
  • Poor; in financial difficulties.
  • technopeasant

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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? , page 86:
  • “You would be able to, if only you?d — ”
    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.”
  • * 1997 , Ruth H. Jacobs, Be an Outrageous Older Woman , page 111:
  • 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.
  • * 1999 , William A. Stahl (William Austin), God and the Chip: Religion and the Culture of Technology , page 47:
  • In his vision people will be divided into two classes; “the Knows” and the “Know-Nots,” the digirati and the technopeasants .
  • * 2001 , Ruth Cohen, Alien Invasion: How The Harris Tories Mismanaged Ontario , page 182:
  • 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.