Neil Postman RIP
Friday, October 10th, 2003
Neil Postman died Sunday at the age of 72. I read Postman’s indictment of television, Amusing Ourselves to Death, in 1987. The argumentation was brilliant and the conclusion unescapable. I unplugged my television and haven’t watched anything on it since but videos. I’m deeply in Postman’s debt –so far, the TV-hours he liberated add up to roughly three years of conversation, reading and musing… life.