A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan.  Five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, I present one of McLuhan’s observations and talk about its relevance today.  300 ideas. 300 days.  300 posts.

What do you suspect?

Marshall McLuhan (February 27, 1962, age 50)  The power of TV …

“When we hear that Life magazine is in trouble, or that the motor car industry is running scared, or that the text-book industry, like the school system, is in the process of total restructuring, few people are inclined to suspect that all of these changes and a great many more are directly due to the impact of the TV image on the American senses.”

Me (September, 2010, age 58)  The power of the internet …

Likewise today few suspect the real power of the internet to reshape our lives.  But some do:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w4NcZEQ1n4&feature=related

Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading

Letters of Marshall McLuhan, 1987, p. 287.

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Michael Hinton Friday, October 1st, 2010
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