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Amusing Ourselves To Death

Thanks. I can't believe I never read that book, his most famous. I have two others of his - Technopoly and Conscious Objections. Neil Postman actually wrote a few books I need to put on my list. If not directly related to children, I thought of another. It's great - written, no less, by an M.I.T. alum. Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology. The author, Eric Brende, wondered if maybe there weren't some downsides to technology that we weren't taking into consideration, so... related to his thesis (in the Science, Technology, and Society dept), he went and lived in something akin to an Amish community for a year and a half.

As to your comment below, truly I thought you were joking when you mentioned a Progressive commercial with Flo as a back alley prostitute. I couldn't believe it. I googled "progressive commercial flo back alley"... and it came up. LOL

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir