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.

Who is this blog for?

Marshall McLuhan (December 10, 1976, age 65).  Its public of course!

I was just remarking to Sheila Watson that anyone who wishes to communicate, must know who it is they wish to help, or otherwise transform.  They require, in other words, a complete understanding of their public.  Canadians have a national problem with this.  We cannot imagine anyone needing our help.  Perhaps that is why since our problems seem so similar to American problems we typically adopt American solutions.

Me (May 2010, age 57).   I believe you are curious.

But what are you curious about?  I believe you are curious about whether Marshall McLuhan still has something to say about the world in which we live.  And, you’re curious about what new idea he will come up with next on this blog.

Help me imagine you better. What brings you to this blog?

Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading for this post

Letters of Marshall McLuhan, 1987, pp. 524-25.

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Michael Hinton Friday, May 21st, 2010
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