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: Reaching out to touch someone near you

Marshall McLuhan (May, 1964, age 52).  The effect of TV.

Have you noticed the way children in grade school read these days?  The same way they watch TV:  too close, too involved, too slow.

Me (December, 2010, age 58).  Something’s happening here…

But what it is ain’t exactly clear. 

Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading

Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media:  The Extensions of Man, 1964, p. 308

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Michael Hinton Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
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