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.

TV kids and rock-and-roll.

Marshall McLuhan (1969, age 58).  They go together like horse and carriage!    

“It is not strange that the young should respond untaught to rock-and-roll as an interpretation of their world of accelerated stress and change.”

Me (April, 2011, age 58).  Untaught?

Yes and no.  What about the classrooms without walls of movies, TV, and ads?  But of course that is what Marshall must have meant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41lign3VBZo

Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading: 

Marshall McLuhan, Counterblast, 1969, p. 99.

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Michael Hinton Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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