July 16th, 2007

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The Age of Info Ignorance

Good article:

The Real Media Divide
Washington Post

Today's news world is a political junkie's oyster. Cable TV offers CNN, Fox News*, MSNBC and C-SPAN. The Washington Post, BBC online, The Note and many, many more news Web sites are only a click away. But that's where they remain for many Americans. Decades into the "information age," the public is as uninformed as before the rise of cable television and the Internet.

The whole things reminds me of the premise of one of my all-time favorite books, The Age of Missing Information, by Bill McKibben.

* Wait, I thought we were talking about news!