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ISBN-10: 0140132317

ISBN-13: 9780140132311

Edition: N/A

Authors: Neil Postman, Steve Powers

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at the State University of New York and Columbia University, Neil Postman is a communications theorist, educator, and writer who has been deeply involved with the issue of the impact of the media and advanced communications technology on American culture. In his many books, Postman has strongly opposed the idea that technology will "save" humanity. In fact, he has focused on the negative ways in which television and computers alter social behavior. In his book Technopoly, Postman argues that the uncontrolled growth of technology destroys humanity by creating a culture with no moral structure. Thus, technology can be a dangerous enemy as well as a…