Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 1, 2011 - Social Science - 240 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Andrew K. - Goodreads

Postman was a keen observer of various facets of our modern life. Technopoly offers consistently brilliant insights about technology (at the time of his writing, computers). I can barely imagine what ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lisbeth - Goodreads

It has been a long time since I read this, but it has been a conversational touchstone since then. At the outset Postman got me to thinking of the development of language and writing as technology ... Read full review


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Neil Postman was chairman of the department of communication arts at New York University. He passed away in 2003. Steve Powers is an Emmy Award-winning journalist with more than forty-five years experience in broadcast news.

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