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 good is talk?

Marshall McLuhan (November 1965, age 54).  Talk is the way.

Of course, for me, the best way to explore a subject is by talking it through.  I can’t understand what I think about something until I start talking about it.  And sometimes it takes me four or five goes at it before I’m even close to capturing what an idea is really all about.  Some people have to think before they speak.  For me I don’t start thinking until I’m speaking.  Writing doesn’t usually help me think the way talking does.  When I’m talking I feel alive.

Me (August, 2010, age 58).  How do you think?

Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading

Philip Marchand, Marshall McLuhan: The Medium and the Messenger, 1989, p. 66.

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Michael Hinton Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
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