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 (June 12, 1951, age 39).Â To connect only listen!
Ezra Poundâ€™s remarkable readings of his poems, particularly Canto 56, opened my ears to his rhythms.Â As I put the matter to him in a plea that he issue these readings as a commercial discs for the general public, â€śthe poetâ€™s own voice provides an entry to his world which is otherwise hard to discover.â€ť
Me (September, 2010, age 58).Â Why not try it?
Reading McLuhan can be a confusing and frustrating experience.Â One of the best ways to gain entry to McLuhanâ€™s world is to listen to McLuhan talk about his ideas.
Here he is talking on Youtube. Click on the image to play.
Donâ€™t think about this as â€śMcLuhan Liteâ€ť think about it as â€śThe Real McLuhan.â€ť
Cordially, Marshall and Me
Letters of Marshall McLuhan, 1987, pp. 224.