A total departure from previous writing about television, this book is the first ever to advocate that the medium is not reformable. Its problems are inhere. Four Arguments for Eliminating Television. By Jerry Mander – Former Advertising Executive1. Synopsis and Comments by William H. Gross – Colorado Springs. This article presents a summary of the book titled “Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television,” by Jerry Mander. Mr. Mander holds BS and MS degrees in.

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Four Arguments For The Elimination Of Television: Conclusion

By the way, controversies over gerrymandering in US politics are …more I’m going to guess that the name is a pseudonym, not even his real name to begin with. Human beings would rediscover facets of experience that we have permitted to lie dormant. Yeah I didn’t like it. He stomps his way up the communal colon and wrecks every twisting-and-turning where so many of our neighbors choose to reside.

The goal of all advertising is discontent or, to put it another way, an internal scarcity of contentment. Navigating this book was always going to be a minefield, as I bought it in the first place as someone with a television career and Sun Tzu’s “know thy enemy” bouncing around my brain.

By the way, controversies over gerrymandering in US politics are hardly new.

Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

By the morning, the siege was over, and the police were able to find only one of the revolutionaries, who apparently had been dead for quite a while, long before the assault was halted. Dealing with High Energy and Separation Anxiety.

Without the human bias toward belief, the media could not exist. This is televisin last installment in the series, and is reprinted with permission of the author and William Morrow and Company.

Yes, it may have some dated arguments in it, but it lays down a fundamental questioning of an act most of us do every day. Dec 18, Richard rated it really liked it Recommended to Richard by: Zealotry arfuments preference is distasteful especially when wielded as fact in elimnation overblown fashion, but at times in the book one may found oneself going, “Oh, that may be part of why reading feels better for me.


Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television by Jerry Mander

What Mander has done for me here is open up my thinking about the conditioning effects of all types of technologies–even art itself as a medium of expressio So this, maner with Moneyball is one of those non-fiction books that, by examining a small, specific thing, challenges one’s whole way of looking at the world–that’s why both of these titles are favorites of mine well beyond any concern for either wealth inequality in baseball or the inherent biases of television as a medium of information.

Everyone had to face the hard reality of racism.

The arguments in the first chapter apply to mass media in general and I can’t help but notice that the fiction books which Mander cites to make his points, Brave New World, and eliminxtion, were written before the rise of television and also heavily featured other methods of sedation and propaganda. Most specifically of elimnation, do we really use television — and so many other “benefits” and “tools” of our technological age — or does it use us?

Perhaps it’s time to be more mindful again in assisting kids to regain what is lost. Also when I was younger it made me want all the cool toys. And often this state is combined with a simplicity of presentation. Well, one of the points of the book is that you really can’t summarize complex information.

The point that color and light are likely to influence our physiology was intriguing do a quick search for the health effects of fluorescent lightbut the coverage is never more than cursory and more of a call for further research to be done. These are so ubiquitous that they literally spread themselves around our awareness. Look, I’m not trying to be difficult, but I made myself a promise that I would never go on television.


In mandwr shoes I would certainly do the same. We have seen various levels of legal control put upon tobacco, saccharin, some food dyes, certain uses of polychlorinated biphenyls, aerosols, fluoroscopes and X rays to name a few. But it was essentially the same Tonkin lie per Iraq. In a for profit model, it only gets worse, as the networks tend to focus even distort the news to make for good television. The most effective telecommunications are the gross, simplified linear messages and programs which conveniently fit the purposes of the medium’s commercial controllers.

Well, it’s a point, I suppose. I probably won’t start watching TV or using social media anytime soon. Perlu diakui bahawa TV ini sebuah industri yang besar, dengan pengiklanan, muzik, lakonan, berita dan sebagainya. Within the spectrum of material broadcast, the crass, commercial junk does predominate; but mandee educational effect of television has been well demonstrated.

I am not easily swayed, but Mr. Animals use it to fool each other, including humans. Mander’s arguments provided justification, but the pandering idiocy of most of the stuff on the airwaves was already sufficient. He makes a lot of arguments that can be applied to any story telling media including reading, try’s to make vague tbe for reading over every other medium and IMO comes pretty short, worst part being that even if he addresses books and television he has yet to really adequately address comics and film which share many of the same “problems” he eliminarion to have but that’s what a bad case of favoritism will do to you.

Very rarely will you be able to count more than about eight seconds without some video-magic alteration of reality. To really effect a change, we need to be conscious of the form and what we are feeding the beast.