Neil Postman

Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American author, educator, media theorist and cultural critic, who eschewed technology, including personal computers in school and cruise control in cars,[1] and is best known for twenty books regarding technology and education, including Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985), Conscientious Objections (1988), Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (1992), The Disappearance of Childhood (1994), and The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School (1995).

Neil Postman
Born(1931-03-08)March 8, 1931
New York City, U.S.
DiedOctober 5, 2003(2003-10-05) (aged 72)
New York City, U.S.
OccupationWriter, professor
EducationState University of New York at Fredonia
Columbia University
Period1959–2003
Subjects
  • Media criticism
  • cultural criticism
  • education
SpouseShelley Ross
Children3, including Marc