Neil Postman is one of the most level-headed analysts of education, media, and technology, and in this book he spells out the increasing dependence upon technology, numerical quantification, and misappropriation of "Scientism" to all human affairs. No simple technophobe, Postman argues insightfully and writes with a stylistic flair, profound sense of humor, and love of language increasingly rare in our hastily scribbled e-mail-saturated world.
Mixing provocative insights and cliched criticisms, Postman defines the U.S. as a society in which technology is deified to a near-totalitarian degree.
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This book is well written, and I thoroughly enjoyed gaining a different perspective on how to view the world.Published on March 12 2010 by Benjamin Shideler
Neo-Luddite and misoneist Neil Postman lived in terror of the future because he could not contribute to it. Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2003
Having read several of Postman's books I find this to be the one of his most poorly argued. The same issues are presented as in his better books ("Amusing Ourselves... Read morePublished on Dec 18 2002 by ...Bill
Postman discusses "technopoly", as technology's totalitarian grip on our culture. His arguments are sensical if not all convincing, and in buying technology's ills he tends to... Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2002 by Eric R James
Technopoly is very disappointing. I read Amusing Ourselves to Death and immediately loving it, I ordered everything else I could find by Neil Postman. Read morePublished on April 25 2002 by Kathleen A Pasquina
I first picked this book up in high school more than 10 years ago. More recently, as a Ph.D. candidate in engineering, I gave it another read. Read morePublished on April 3 2002 by Keto
Postman argues that as the development of technology has progressed, our society has lost the ambiguities and subtleties--the "shades of grey" that make us human. Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2001 by M. Jenn
Information can be lethal and so can lack of information be lethal ... The idea that computers or media or too much information will make people less human or end childhood is just... Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2001 by Jerry Gunning