How Technology Makes People Use Their Minds

From a speech by sociologist Neil Postman:

The writing person favors logical organization and systematic analysis….The telegraphic person values speed, not introspection. The television person values immediacy, not history. And computer people, what shall we say of them? Perhaps we can say that the computer person values information, not knowledge, certainty not wisdom. Indeed, in the computer age, the concept of wisdom may vanish altogether.

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