The loss of a print culture didn’t grieve Postman most—it was the demise of public discourse. We have ceased to be a deliberative culture.
Apple’s “fruit with a bite mark” icon alludes—intentionally or not—to Eden and temptation. The association with forbidden fruit couldn’t be more fitting.
Consuming news makes us feel important. There is something god-like about the attempt to know and care about everything.
One of the most dangerous temptations of the digital age is to let every inch of your attention be colonized by content. Carve out space for stillness and silence. It’s vital for your spiritual health and wisdom.
Thoughtful consumption of knowledge, rather than mindless scrolling, is the path to true wisdom.