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Difference between “due to” and “thanks to”

Looks like "due to" usually has negative connotation - a plane crashed due to fog, unemployment increases due to automation, etc.

Suppose I want to say "Thanks to this very cool technology everyone wins" - can I use "due to" in place of "thanks to" or does "due to" always mean some negative attribution?

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marked as duplicate by RegDwigнt Feb 20 '12 at 12:17

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I don't think "due to" has any negative connotations. It can be used positively or negatively.

In your sentence, "Due to..." would be as appropriate as "Thanks to..."

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