A brilliant powerful and important book....This is a brutal indictment Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one. --Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World.
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Neil Postman (1931-2003) was chairman of the Department of Communication Arts at New York University and founder of its Media Ecology program. He wrote more than twenty books. His son Andrew Postman is the author of five books, and his work appears in numerous publications.From AudioFile:
This McCluhanesque diatribe begins by observing that our present and future resemble the predictions in Brave New World more than those of 1984. Technology, in particular television, has shaped our politics, news, religion, education, every aspect of our world. Rigginbach's reading is a little too fast-paced for this material; furthermore, the material is not suited to an audio format. Why did the author allow his thought to be corrupted by allowing their promulgation through non-print media. In addition, the examples he cites are ten years old; this week's television better supports his conclusions. The message is valid, but the medium through which it's presented is flawed. S.F.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 13. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140094385
Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140094385
Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140094385