[ NOTE: These book summaries are designed as captures for what I’ve read, and aren’t necessarily great standalone resources for those who have not read the book. Their purpose is to ensure that I capture what I learn from any given text, so as to avoid realizing years later that I have no idea what it was about or how I benefited from it. ]
- The medium you consuming information through dramatically affects what you receive, and in fact the quality of what you can receive
- Text and print are far superior to radio, for example, and radio was far superior to television.
- He’d probably argue that TV is better than Internet, since it’s even shorter lived
- He’s a big fan of the Orwell vs. Huxley debate, and says Huxley is definitely winning because of TV in particular
- He fundamentally believe that we must monitor how we consume information because it alters what we’re able to consume
- He believes TV and other short-term media like it limit the sophistication of the ideas they can transmit, and worries that we are losing our culture due to these becoming most common
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