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.
Marshall McLuhan (1960s, age 50s).Â Ask and ye shall receive!
Today I sent a letter to a client who has not paid my speaking fee.Â I told them I felt like the parrot in the story who had been crossed with a tiger.Â â€śPolly want a cracker.Â AND I MEAN NOW!â€ť Â Â I hope they got the message.
Me (August, 2010, age 58).Â I wonder
Perhaps only McLuhan would have sent letter like this.Â Iâ€™d like to think it did the trick.Â [For more on McLuhan’s unique sense of humour]
Cordially, Marshall and Me
Philip Marchand, Marshall McLuhan:Â The medium and the messenger, 1989, p. 189.