I wonder if Postman has a cell phone?
I don't know about the rest of this class, but I am glad that I don't have to impale myself with a kitana after usng it dishonorably. As I read through Technopoly, I think that I am kind of starting to grasp what Postman is saying, but not completely. I just don't see the line that Postman draws between "tools" and everything else. In one instance, he speaks of cultures that use tools for two reasons and two reasons only; for immediate physical solutions, and basically spiritual puposes. He claims that these "tools" were directed by their beliefs and weren't meant to attack or damage their beliefs. He says that tools are "integrated" and not "intruders."
I was really getting into this and was thinking right on Postman, I hear ya. But then I thought that by him saying that, he might leave a hole in his argument. What about the very first tools introduced to homo sapiens, or other "homo" type beings suc as homo-erectus and homo-neanderthalensis? Wasn't the first use of fire as much of an outsider as its later form of matches? The very first introduction of tools to any culture were no doubt essential to their survival, and maybe the internet will be the same for us. Maybe it will help stop some catastrophic event that otherwise would have wiped out our race.
But anyways, I find that Postman writes interestingly enough and I honestly constantly find myself trying to argue with him in some part probably because I am reliant on many forms of technology which he shows ruins my capacity to achieve something else. I'm not sure what he is REALLY trying to say. He obviously is reliant upon technology to write and massively distribute his book. I bet he is always on his brand new cell phone.