Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Relevant Vs. Irrelevant

Amusing Ourselves to DeathWe no longer have a coherent conception of ourselves, and our universe, and our relation to one another and our world. We no longer know, as the Middle Ages did, where we come from, and where we are going, or why. That is, we don't know what information is relevant, and what information is irrelevant to our lives.

-- Neil Postman (1931 - 2003), American educator, media theorist and cultural critic, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (1985)

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