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“Men are suddenly nomadic gatherers of knowledge”

I like this phrase! Lawrence Quill attributes it to “that prophet of technology, Marshall McLuhan” (p.338), quoting him as saying: “…with electricity and automation, the technology of fragmented processes suddenly fuses with the human dialogue and the need for over-all consideration of human unity. Men … Continue reading

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The medium is the message

“When communications theorist Marshall McLuhan proclaimed that ‘the medium is the message,’ he was telling us that television was not just a new source of information, it changed the nature of the information we received and thus shaped our responses … Continue reading

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