Who is "Gordon"? (Neil Postman inscription)

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  1. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Senior

    I have the Neil Postman book "Teaching as a Conserving Activity" inscribed by Neil Postman, "To Gordon, Thanks for asking, Neil Postman"

    Who is Gordon, he is obviously a fellow academic judging by the book review in between the pages, and a slip of paper from Kent State University School - a student evaluation form being used for scribbles. There are extensive notes at the back of the book expanding on under linings in the text.

    Anyone a clue who Gordon is?
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  3. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Senior

    Thanks I will chase it up and let you know if I discover who the original inscription was to.
  4. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Senior

    Well it's not T. David Gordon of "Why Johnny can't preach" and it's not Gordon Murray of Kent State University School. I am assuming that "Gordon" is a christian name - everyone else seems to assume it is a surname.

    The mystery continues
  5. Ed Walsh

    Ed Walsh Puritan Board Junior

    A google search found a man named "Gordon Dyke" mentioned several times in an article that included "Teaching as a Conserving Activity" and "Neil Postman" I did not find that they were necessarily related to one another.

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