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 (2000, age 89).Â Better late than never.
â€śMailâ€™s here, Marshall.â€ť
â€śWe get mail here in heaven?â€ť
â€śWe certainly do.Â And youâ€™ll want to take a good look at this envelope, in particular the stamp.â€ť
â€śWhy itâ€™s me, Corinne.Â Mother would have been over the moon.â€ť
â€śShe is Marshall, look who itâ€™s from â€¦â€ť
Me (August, 2010, age 58). Â The irony isâ€¦
The 46 cent commemorative postage stamp issued by Canada Post in 2000 â€“ â€śMarshall McLuhan:Â The man with a Messageâ€ť is positioned side by side in a block of four stamps with one commemorating Northrop Frye, McLuhanâ€™s â€śgreat rival in the English department at the University of Torontoâ€ť 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.