I finally finished the last chapter of Technopoly by Neil Postman today. It's a great book ... now I start skimming The Age Of Spiritual Machines by Ray Kurzweil. Great books about how technology changed civilization and the way modern people think. Postman is very witty in his writing. He jokes about the ironic issues of civilization and uses epiphanies as their punch lines. In Postman's book he says that painting is nearly three times as old as writing. That means a picture was worth a thousand words long before their were even words!