A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan.  Five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, I present one of McLuhan’s observations and talk about its relevance today.  300 ideas. 300 days.  300 posts.

Do you go out to do your homework?

Marshall McLuhan (December 14, 1960, age 49).  Everything is now done in teams

A team or corporate approach characterizes schooling today.  For example, you can see this “most emphatically in the study habits of high school students, who now say in the evening, “I’m going out to do my homework.”

Me (September, 2010, age 58).  The beat goes on

Today the internet kids still go out to do their homework, but now thanks to cell phones, Facebook  and computers they don’t have to go out to go out.

 

Cordially, Marshall and Me

 

Reading

Letters of Marshall McLuhan, 1987, p. 275.

 

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Michael Hinton Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
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