Information Overload

I have a favorite song that is on rotation on SomaFM Groove Salad. It is by the artist “Solid Doctor” and titled “Faustian Bargain” on the album “Space Jazz”.  There is a man talking about the Information Super highway in the background as the music plays.  I have listened to this song for years and today I wanted to find out who it was. The man’s name is Neil Postman and the interview was from 1995.

Thanks to Google, I found this video.

CyberSpace:The Internet & Information SuperHighway

  • “Am I using this technology, or is it using me?” Charlene Hunter Gault interviews media theorist and cultural critic Neil Postman on PBS’ The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour in 1995. Postman discusses new media and the “Faustian bargain” of technological change in the context of the “Information Superhighway” and the Internet. Read more