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.

Girls in the TV age

Marshall McLuhan (1970, age 59).  Thoroughly uncompetitive modern Millie.

“In our TV age, girls don’t have the one-upmanship problem of goals.  Girls don’t have to specialize.  They are all-embracing, as it were.”

Me (March, 2011, age 58).  Is McLuhan right or wrong?

Why don’t you be the judge?  Click below to see some testimony on the question.

Cordially, Marshall and Me

 

Reading:

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

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Michael Hinton Friday, April 1st, 2011
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