We dive into ch.6 to think on how TV has made entertainment the dominant metaphor of our culture.
It is nothing new to say we live in an age of information. But it is amazing to consider how relevant Neil Postman's book is today. I cannot tell you how often I have seen this book referenced. Whether it was a book on technology or culture inevitable Amusing Ourselves to Death would be called in... Continue Reading →
(Earlier posts in this series: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6a, part 6b, part 7) Mark Twain said that "A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read." To some degree that was how I felt about this book. It is a work referenced often... Continue Reading →
(Earlier posts in this series: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6a, part 6b) Whew! It has been a little while. They say the secret to blogging to ABP, "Always Be Posting." To which I say I have a full-time job and five children so no. After family visits, a... Continue Reading →