Michigan, New Jersey, Texas and Arizona named as finalists for 2014 Luddite Awards. The term Luddite has become a common insult to describe people who are opposed to inevitable technology innovations, deriving its origin from craftsmen who opposed mechanized textile innovations in the 19th Century. The first ever Luddite Award, which is expected to be given out on February 5, by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) may be deservedly slapped on Texas, New Jersey, Arizona and Michigan. These 4 states have banned Tesla from bypassing auto dealership model to sell cars directly. The ITIF welcomes votes from members of the public for the nominee they'd most like to win the award..