The Surrender of Culture to Technology (Vintage)

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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--wit ...Continua
Ha scritto il 29/08/15
How to understand technology
One of the best book by Postman, as usual based on good historical research and very clear thoughts. Written in 1992, it's still fresh and an indispensable read to understand the role of technology in society (coupled with other classic on this topic ...Continua
Ha scritto il 23/03/12
A four-stars-book never existed before
The good thing about this book is that it shows you how using even a very simple technology, like giving four stars to a book on anobii, changes your own cultural environment - modifying your idea of what a good book is (now there is something new in ...Continua
Ha scritto il 14/08/11
"Technopoly wishes to solve, once and for all, the dilemma of subjectivity. In a culture in which the machine, with its impersonal and endlessly repeatable operations, is a controlling metaphor [...], subjectivity becomes profoundly unacceptable".
Ha scritto il 03/08/07
One of my favourite books. Mixed thoughts about philosophy, sociology and technology that will undoubtedly make you rethink about the (dangerous) role technology plays in society.

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