A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan continues. If he had lived Marshall would have been 100 on July 21, 2011. Join me in the countdown to his centennial, and an exploration of more of his observations on the way media work in the electric age in which we live.

Bless the Beatles!

Marshall McLuhan (1969, age 58).  Why?

“For reaffirming that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.”

Me (March, 2011, age 58).  Get it?

A pun certainly (“rocks”) but more than that, a joke with a point.  Who was it that raised TV kids in the sixties?  Not their parents, Marshall is saying.

Who is rocking the cradle today?

Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading:

Marshall McLuhan, Counter-Blast, 1969, p. 29.

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Michael Hinton Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
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