A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan.Â Five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday,Â I present one of McLuhanâs observations and talk about its relevance today.Â 300 ideas. 300 days.Â 300 posts.
Marshall McLuhan (2000, age 89).Â Better late than never.
âMailâs here, Marshall.â
âWe get mail here in heaven?â
âWe certainly do.Â And youâll want to take a good look at this envelope, in particular the stamp.â
âWhy itâs me, Corinne.Â Mother would have been over the moon.â
âShe is Marshall, look who itâs from âŚâ
Me (August, 2010, age 58). Â The irony isâŚ
The 46 cent commemorative postage stamp issued by Canada Post in 2000 â âMarshall McLuhan:Â The man with a Messageâ is positioned side by side in a block of four stamps with one commemorating Northrop Frye, McLuhanâs âgreat rival in the English department at the University of Torontoâ with whom he carried on a long running and increasingly bitter feud.
Cordially, Marshall and Me
Philip Marchand, Marshall McLuhan:Â The medium and the messenger, 1989, pp. 114-115.