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.

The delights of irregularity

Marshall McLuhan (June, 1967, age 55). Another breakthrough!

In the editing and publishing of our journal, Explorations, Ted Carpenter and I made a remarkable discovery.  Namely, “that readers like a journal that appears on an irregular basis.  Most readers of most journals are very unhappy about their regular appearance.”

Me (July, 2011, age 58).

Bowing to the undoubted desire of most readers of this blog for more irregularity in appearance, I will post again on Wednesday, July 6.  Then again I may not.  Until then I recommend that you take a peek in the archives.  What’s old can be new.

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Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading:

McLuhan: Hot & Cool, edited by Gerald Emanuel Stearn. New York, 1967, pp. 263-64.

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Michael Hinton Friday, July 1st, 2011
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