Technopoly

Technopoly

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Baker & Taylor
A renowned social critic argues that the United States has become a "technopoly"--a system that sacrifices social institutions for self-perpetuating technological advancement--and suggests ways to use technical skills to enhance our democracy

Baker
& Taylor

A renowned social critic argues that the United States has become a "technopoly"--a system that sacrifices social institutions for self-perpetuating technological advancement--and suggests ways to use technical skills to enhance our democracy. 17,500 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1992
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780394582726
0394582721
Branch Call Number: 303.483 POSTM
Characteristics: xii, 222 pages ; 22 cm

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StarGladiator
Jan 05, 2018

I read this book long ago, but didn't think it worthy of comment, given the simpleton nature of the author [just too many suppositions and assumptions, of the nebulous nature], but since it is featured in the line-up, I would state that this author is too lightweight for words!
A prof of // media ecology \\ - - that title says it all! ! !

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RyMac92
Jan 05, 2018

Lots more fluff here than his Amusing Ourselves to Death. If you like history books you will enjoy this as he gives a lot of anecdotes about instruments and inventions of the past. Not terribly interesting new ideas though, just a very negative outlook on how technology uses us more than we use it.

JCLMeganB Oct 04, 2013

Postman criticizes modern society's willingness to value technology and technique over basic human judgment. Very astute.

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