Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Attention span

Reading Neil Postman at the moment, Conscientious Objections and Amusing Ourselves to Death. In both, his central thesis is a variation of Marshall McLuhan's "The medium is the message." Postman's concern was that the medium of television was morphing American entertainment, American storytelling, American communication, American culture based on the nature of its small box, short duration structure.

I came across this illustration which seems to capture some of the spirit of Postman's concerns.

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