Author, educator, media theorist and social critic Neil Postman (1931-2003) argued that television was playing on our appetite for distraction as we amused ourselves to death. Writing on the cusp of the internet, Postman warned of the dangers posed by the false god of technology for culture, politics, and education. We’ll consider what he had to say.
William Lloyd Fridley, Ph.D. is a professor of Education at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He is a faculty activist, working on academic policy and shared governance with the SOSU Faculty Senate and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). He was recently chosen as the president-elect for the Society of Philosophy and History of Education, and has master of divinity and master of theology degrees from Grace Theological Seminary.