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 paradox of the electronic age

Marshall McLuhan (May 16, 1959, age 47).  That old black magic has got us by the …

In this electronic age of ours change is the only constant.  We live and breathe change and yet there is nothing that we hate more than change.   This is the great paradox of our times.  And yet it is easily explained.  Electric media have re-tribalized us.  And there is nothing tribal man hates more than change.  You might say we are used to change and used by change, but we have not got used to it.

Me (September, 2010, age 58).  Hope this helps …


Cordially, Marshall and Me



Letters of Marshall McLuhan, 1987, p. 254.

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Michael Hinton Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
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