WRITER

Neil Postman

1931 - 2003

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Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American author, educator, media theorist and cultural critic, who eschewed technology, including personal computers in school and cruise control in cars, and is best known for twenty books regarding technology and education, including Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985), Conscientious Objections (1988), Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (1992), The Disappearance of Childhood (1994), and The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School (1995). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Neil Postman has received more than 531,920 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Neil Postman is the 2,024th most popular writer (down from 1,953rd in 2019), the 2,540th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,313th in 2019) and the 243rd most popular American Writer.

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  • 530k

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  • 65.43

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  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Neil Postman ranks 2,024 out of 5,794Before him are Gaston Paris, Matthew Arnold, James M. Cain, Eliza Orzeszkowa, Gottschalk of Orbais, and Julian Tuwim. After him are Oscar Milosz, Ahad Ha'am, Elizabeth Siddal, Margaret Fuller, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, and Sirindhorn.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, Neil Postman ranks 130Before him are Peter Collins, Vizma Belševica, Lamberto Dini, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Jan Troell, and Márta Mészáros. After him are George Maciunas, Sébastien Japrisot, Don Walsh, Dries van Agt, Freddy Quinn, and Igor Oistrakh. Among people deceased in 2003, Neil Postman ranks 85Before him are Guy Thys, Charles Berlitz, Donald O'Connor, Mario Merz, Kinji Fukasaku, and Massimo Girotti. After him are Sébastien Japrisot, Eizo Yuguchi, Wendy Hiller, Vasil Bykaŭ, Miloš Milutinović, and Maurice Pialat.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Neil Postman ranks 2,540 out of 15,968Before him are Paul Rudd (1969), Leonard Susskind (1940), James M. Cain (1892), William Labov (1927), Paul Robeson (1898), and David Strathairn (1949). After him are Henry Silva (1928), Philip Sheridan (1831), Bill Gates Sr. (1925), Margaret Fuller (1810), Jo Van Fleet (1915), and Billy Preston (1946).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Neil Postman ranks 243Before him are Nora Ephron (1941), Maria Shriver (1955), Johnston McCulley (1883), Maurice Sendak (1928), Nelson Algren (1909), and James M. Cain (1892). After him are Margaret Fuller (1810), Kate Millett (1934), Edward Bellamy (1850), Tony Robbins (1960), William Moulton Marston (1893), and Clark Ashton Smith (1893).