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.

Success.

Marshall McLuhan (December 3, 1952, age 41).  Secrecy?    

“[Wyndham] Lewis used to say to me:  ‘The secret of success is secrecy.’  I used to think that very funny.”

Me (May, 2011, age 58).  In other words … 

Sometimes it’s a good idea to keep your mouth shut:

Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading: 

Marshall McLuhan, Letters of Marshall McLuhan, 1987, p. 233.

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Michael Hinton Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
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