"the world we live in is nearly incomprehensible to most of us. There is almost mo fact, whether actual or imagined... http://tl.gd/8ugucl
"Technopoly deprives us of the social, political, historical, metaphysical, logical, or spiritual bases for knowing... http://tl.gd/8ugupp
"If I told you that the paper on which this book is printed was made by a special process which uses the skin of a ... http://tl.gd/8uh14f
"The world has never before been confronted with information glut and has hardly had time to reflect on its consequences." Postman
"In 1480, before the information explosion, there were thirty-four schools in all of England. By 1660, there were 4... http://tl.gd/8uh8hc
@anderscj - it's actually 120 sq miles rather than 12. V big difference. England = 50k sq m
@SLE_books I don't think the figure was absolute. Some schools were probably closer together.
@anderscj - i'd be interested to know how the historian arrived at that number.
@SLE_books I can't find any citation.
"The invention of what is called a curriculum was a logical step toward organizing, limiting, and discriminating am... http://tl.gd/8uh9ko
"Information has become a form of garbage, not only incapable of answering the most fundamental human questions but... http://tl.gd/8uhekk
This quote from Postman, I believe, is applicable to what we are seeing today in Wisconsin http://tl.gd/8u7i4v
"But the historic Luddites were neither childish nor naive. They were people trying desperately to preserve whatever rights, privileged, laws, and customs had given them justice in the older world-view." Postman
And this one shines light on Egypt, Tunisia, & Lybia: "In a technocracy, inherited royalty is both irrelevant and absurd." Postman
Actually, I think these two quotes were from the previous chapter, they just showed up in my Twitter stream after the ch4 quotes.