A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan.Â Five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday,Â I present one of McLuhanâ€™s observations and talk about its relevance today.Â 300 ideas. 300 days.Â 300 posts.
Me (September, 2010, age 58).Â What is the solution?
The story that continues to play itself out in newspapers (and on CBCs Cross Country Check-up) and in real life is Pastor Terry Jonesâ€™s threat to burn the Quran on September 11.Â What can or should be done to deal with this kind of stupidity?Â As usual Marshall McLuhan provides guidance.Â But as usual the solution requires some hard work.Â (For some help see tomorrowâ€™s post.)
Marshall McLuhan (December 23, 1960, age 49).Â The solution is there you just donâ€™t see it.
â€śAs always when a serious problem emerges, the answer will be found to have been discovered somewhat earlier in an unexpected area.â€ť
Cordially, Marshall and Me
Letters of Marshall McLuhan, 1987, p. 278.