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.

Elections in the electronic age

Marshall McLuhan (1970, age 59).  Don’t ask and you will receive.    

“In the cool TV age, the office must chase the man, as in the pre-railway days of Jefferson and Washington.  Anyone seeking office is far too hot for the new cool electorate.”

 

Me (March, 2011, age 58).  Is Canada no longer in the electronic age?

There seems to be an awful lot of seeking going on in Canadian politics right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXlmQ2OutCE&feature=relmfu 

 

 Cordially, Marshall and Me

 

Reading: 

Marshall McLuhan, Culture Is Our Business, 1970, p. 60.

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Michael Hinton Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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