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The Age of Missing InformationThe Age of Missing Information by Bill McKibben

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This book has been on my TBR list for a long time, but I only now picked it up. McKibben, an environmental writer who grew up with television, examines what "information" television truly provides us, and what it does not. The book owes a debt to Marshall McLuhan whose phrase "the medium is the message" brings a lot of McKibben's points home. TV narrows our focus, placing us as consumers in the center of everything, which is contributing to our environmental destruction. The book was written in the early 90's and some of its references are dated (although it's amazing how often Trump comes up), but its message is vital and interesting.



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