Personality in Textbooks

January 25, 2009 at 3:11 pm (Homework)

Reading the first chapter of my mass communications textbook I came across the following gem in a section explaining the importance of looking at the development of communication through human history:

“It is useful to identify the ages during which one type of people or another bashed animals with stone versus flint, or bashed each other with axes made of bronze versus iron.  However, the significant and sharply accelerating advances in civilization achieved by homo sapiens… have depended more on their mastery of communication systems than upon the materials they used to fashion tools”

So much snark in so few words. I love it!


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