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 power of the media

Marshall McLuhan (1970, age 59).  The medium is the message.

“The media tycoons have a huge stake in old media by which they monopolize the new media.”

Me (March, 2011, age 58).  For example?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVV6kxoDuqk

Cordially, Marshall and Me

 

Reading:

Marshall McLuhan, Culture Is Our Business, 1970, p. 104.

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Michael Hinton Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
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