The Age of Missing Information

The Age of Missing Information

Bill McKibben

“Highly own and unique . . . McKibben is going past Marshall McLuhan’s idea that the medium is the message.”
——The big apple occasions

Imagine looking at a complete day’s worthy of tv on each channel. Acclaimed environmental author and tradition critic invoice McKibben subjected himself to this sensory overload in an scan to make sure no matter if we're actually higher knowledgeable than earlier generations. Bombarded with newscasts and fluff items, video game indicates and speak indicates, advertisements and infomercials, televangelist pleas and Brady Bunch episodes, McKibben processed twenty-four hours of programming on all ninety-three Fairfax, Virginia, cable stations. Then, as a counterpoint, he spent an afternoon atop a quiet and distant mountain within the Adirondacks, exploring the unmediated guy and making small but very important discoveries approximately himself and the area round him. As proper now because it was once whilst initially written in 1992–and with new fabric from the writer at the influence of the net age–this witty and astute ebook is bound to alter how you examine tv and understand media as a whole.

“By turns funny, clever, and troubling . . . a penetrating critique of technological society.”–Cleveland simple Dealer

“Masterful . . . a different, strange portrait of our existence and times.”
Los Angeles Times

“Do your self a desire: positioned down the distant and decide up this book.”
Houston Chronicle

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