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.

Guess if you can.

Me (September, 2010, age 58).  Who can make sense of …

Rock ’n’ Roll kids, the surfers, and the hippies?

Swingers, poets, and artists?

New York City, Southern California, and Canada?

Topless restaurants, Playboy, and silicon breasts?

Sputnik, the DEW-Line, and the Cold War?

Suburbs, Watts, and Vietnam?

Howl, Mad magazine, and Dyslexia?

Teen age and Executive Drop Outs?

Computers and the mini skirt?

The sixties?

Marshall McLuhan (1964, age 53).  Me.

You’re going to kick yourself when I tell you.  In a word – television.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvoz7cpUaZ4

 

Cordially, Marshall and Me

 

Reading

Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, 1964i.

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Michael Hinton Friday, September 3rd, 2010
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