Media as Epistemology

For, like the printing press, television is nothing less than a philosophy of rhetoric. To talk seriously about television, one must therefore talk of epistemology. All other commentary is in itself trivial.

—Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death, (New York: Penguin, 1985), 17.

I’m finding Postman’s thoughts on television quite relevant to the flood of new media we’re soaking in.

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