Essay heading: Amusing Ourselves to Death
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July 1, 2009
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But I disagree with his point on education. Yes television can have a negative effect, but not shows such as Sesame Street, and other learning programs. Children learn more from these types of shows then many other methods of teaching.
Postman goes deep into television and its damaging effects on our culture...
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Postman says that when watching Television for entertainment only no harm is done, but when it tries to inform us that is when it can get dangerous. He goes into the history of technology and how it affected the past. His main focus throughout the book is that the media shapes our culture directly. We tend not to see just how media does this; we just keep thinking that everything that happens on TV is “ok” and “normal”
Our main fear is that one-day books and teachers will not be needed...
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