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.

Is nothing sacred anymore?

Me (October, 2010, age 58).  Marshall says no.

Another of the powers of print according to Marshall McLuhan is to take the sacred, the spiritual out of man and nature.  If true, print has much to answer for:

Marshall McLuhan (1964, age 52).  Of course …

“The uniformity and repeatability of print permeated the Renaissance with the idea of time and space as continuous measurable quantities.  The immediate effect of this idea was to desacralize the world of nature and the world of power alike.”

Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading

Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, 1964, p. 176.

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Michael Hinton Friday, October 22nd, 2010
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