Monday, April 13, 2009

Splash du Jour: Monday

I raise no objections to television’s junk. The best things on television are its junk, and no one or nothing is seriously threatened by it. Besides, we do not measure a culture by its output of undisguised trivialities but by what it claims as significant. Therein is our problem, for television is at its most trivial and, therefore, most dangerous when its aspirations are high, when it presents itself as a carrier of important cultural conversations.
-- Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves To Death (1985) --

Have a great Monday!

1 comment:

Merisi said...

Good old NP! ;-)

Have you read his "The End of Childhood"? Food for thought.