A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan.  Five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, I present one of McLuhan’s observations and talk about its relevance today.  300 ideas. 300 days.  300 posts.

The burning of sacred books.

Me (September, 2010, age 58).  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 Jones’s threat to burn the Quran on September 11.  What can or should be done to deal with this kind of stupidity?  As usual Marshall McLuhan provides guidance.  But as usual the solution requires some hard work.  (For some help see tomorrow’s post.)

Marshall McLuhan (December 23, 1960, age 49).  The solution is there you just don’t see it.

“As always when a serious problem emerges, the answer will be found to have been discovered somewhat earlier in an unexpected area.”


Cordially, Marshall and Me



Letters of Marshall McLuhan, 1987, p. 278.

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Michael Hinton Friday, September 17th, 2010
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