The Surrender of Culture to Technology

Book - 1992
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In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it--with radical consequences for the meanings of politics, art, education, intelligence, and truth. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1992.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780394582726
Characteristics: xii, 222 pages ;,22 cm.


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Jan 05, 2018

I read this book long ago, but didn't think it worthy of comment, given the simpleton nature of the author [just too many suppositions and assumptions, of the nebulous nature], but since it is featured in the line-up, I would state that this author is too lightweight for words!
A prof of // media ecology \\ - - that title says it all! ! !

Jan 05, 2018

Lots more fluff here than his Amusing Ourselves to Death. If you like history books you will enjoy this as he gives a lot of anecdotes about instruments and inventions of the past. Not terribly interesting new ideas though, just a very negative outlook on how technology uses us more than we use it.

JCLMeganB Oct 04, 2013

Postman criticizes modern society's willingness to value technology and technique over basic human judgment. Very astute.

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