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 if he’s right?

Marshall McLuhan (1964, age 52).  Here are two short lists.

Three things that haven’t worked in America since the coming of TV:

Movies

National magazines

Comic books

And two things that thanks to TV Americans have discovered a new passion for:

Skin diving

Small cars.

Me (August, 2010, age 58).  Now what?

I wonder if it’s too late to make a call to my broker?

Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading

Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, 1964, pp. 417 and 421.

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Michael Hinton Thursday, August 26th, 2010
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