Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Books Read in 2009: "Technopoly" by Neil Postman


Oh, my, but this is a maddening book.

There's just enough insight to make one continue reading, but so many poor and inconsistent arguments, and bad examples to illustrate them, that I wanted to throw the book across the room on several occasions.

Frankly, it would have worked better as a collection of essays rather than this jumbled mess that he tried to shove under a pathetic umbrella of a unifying theory.