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 digital technology, including personal computers, mobile devices, and cruise control in cars, and was critical of uses of technology, such as personal computers in school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Neil Postman has received more than 625,828 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Neil Postman is the 2,320th most popular writer (down from 2,023rd in 2019), the 2,960th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,539th in 2019) and the 268th most popular Writer.

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  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.59

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  • 3.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Neil Postman ranks 2,320 out of 5,755Before him are Wolfgang Iser, Jean Bruller, Frigyes Karinthy, Rudolf Rocker, Michael Choniates, and Eduard Uspensky. After him are Orderic Vitalis, Ueda Akinari, Simon Dach, Mahsati, Johann Nestroy, and Li Shangyin.

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Among people born in 1931, Neil Postman ranks 148Before him are Antonella Lualdi, Daniel Ellsberg, Robert Morris, Sven Tumba, Linda Nochlin, and Viliam Schrojf. After him are Umberto Lenzi, Bernard Francis Law, Joseph Joffo, Arawa Kimura, Seyni Kountché, and David Wilkerson. Among people deceased in 2003, Neil Postman ranks 102Before him are Massimo Girotti, Mario Merz, Guy Thys, Eizo Yuguchi, Jaba Ioseliani, and Kató Lomb. After him are Jacques Deray, Bernard Williams, Anita Mui, John Ritter, Donald Davidson, and Charles Berlitz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Neil Postman ranks 2,960 out of 18,182Before him are Frank Grillo (1965), Benjamin Libet (1916), Tallulah Bankhead (1902), Linda Blair (1959), William Bates (1860), and Derrick Rose (1988). After him are Phillip Allen Sharp (1944), Charles Napier (1936), Scatman Crothers (1910), Patricia Krenwinkel (1947), Paul Romer (1955), and George Lincoln Rockwell (1918).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Neil Postman ranks 268Before him are John Kennedy Toole (1937), Audre Lorde (1934), Terence McKenna (1946), Jonathan Franzen (1959), S. S. Van Dine (1888), and Terry Goodkind (1948). After him are Alexandra Ripley (1934), Edward Bunker (1933), Mary Baker Eddy (1821), Orson Scott Card (1951), Kate Chopin (1850), and Johnston McCulley (1883).