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.

Marshall McLuhan on the present state of TV

Marshall McLuhan (1970, age 59).  Service as a matter of crisis    

“At present, TV is a service only during a crisis.”

 

Me (March, 2011, age 58).  Providing the lights don’t go out.  

  

Cordially, Marshall and Me

 

Reading: 

Marshall McLuhan, Culture Is Our Business, 1970, p. 104.

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Michael Hinton Saturday, March 12th, 2011
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