Informing us ’till death

RIP, Neil Postman, philosopher prince in the Empire of Signs.
Turn off your TV tonight and read Amusing Ourselves to Death
[Thanks, Dave]

One reply on “Informing us ’till death”

FWIW, matt, i half hate neil postman. a bit polemical in his stance…as you may or may not know, i did my senior thesis on the act/process of viewing television, and part of that included a major dis of some of the macluhan/postman shit, which is, well, sometimes too reductivist in its pose.
but anyway. just a note that as much as i may mourn his passing, it’s not like, say, john fiske or todd gitlin died today.

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