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.

Let your fingers do the walking! (Or is it running?)

Marshall McLuhan (1970, age 59).  Remember the ad?      

“Remember the New York Telephone ad?  ‘Let your fingers do the walking.’  In the computer age the role of the pedestrian is taken over by the pushbutton.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eaikf34WN-A&feature=related

Me (June, 2011, age 58).  The prescient Professor McLuhan

Do your thumbs deserve a break today? 

 

Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading: 

Marshall McLuhan, Culture Is Our Business, 1970, p. 236.

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Michael Hinton Saturday, June 4th, 2011
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