A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan.Â Five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday,Â I present one of McLuhanâ€™s observations and talk about its relevance today.Â 300 ideas. 300 days.Â 300 posts.
Marshall McLuhan (1964, age 52).Â Look around â€¦
Just as the horse was the real population of the nineteenth century city, the automobile has become the real population of the twentieth century city.Â I admit it makes me uneasy.Â Everything is designed for the care and convenience of the car.Â The needs and wants of human beings are coming in at a very distant second.
Me (November, 2010, age 58).Â Today, for the most part itâ€™s still the same old story â€¦
Human beings donâ€™t live in the city, automobiles do.
Cordially, Marshall and Me
Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, 1964, p. 218.