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 (September 20, 1976, age 65).Â Recently I put the TV in the basement.
Why? As I told that journalist, Barbara Rowes, who interviewed me for People Magazine, âI did not want it invading my home.â
Me (February, 2011, age 58).Â Other technologies McLuhan rejected âŚ
At one time or another were cars, wristwatches, dictation machines, and electric typewriters. Â Is the machine using us?
Cordially, Marshall and Me
Barbara Rowes, âIf the Media Didnât Get Marshall McLuhanâs Message in the â60s, Another Is on the Way,â People Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 12, September 20, 1976.