Monday, April 25, 2005

Neil Postman: Informing Ourselves to Death

via Zorak

I've been meaning to read some Postman for a while. I wonder what the techno-triumphalists at Wired magazine think of him? I've seen lots of techies deride Cliff Stoll for his Silicon Snake Oil essays, but maybe Postman is too academic for them.

Postman's remarks on believing just about anything if it is told by some learned person lead me to wonder whether he was playing a subtle joke by misattributing the date of Creation worked out by the Anglican Bishop Ussher to the medievals.

I see secret writing everywhere. Leo Strauss has ruined me!!!

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