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January 2, 2018
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McLuhan 7: The Golden Probe Show

June 9, 2013
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Quote of the Month

The background to the organized sound of Gregorian chant, in a mediaeval monastic community, was not random noise. Silence—the silence of nature itself, in which the random noises of culture were swallowed up—was one of the facts of mediaeval life, … Continue reading

February 4, 2012
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Marshall McLuhan: The Logo (2)

Referring back to an earlier post on the same subject, I have to say I much prefer this one: [Via Procurement Insights]

January 14, 2012
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Marshall McLuhan: The Logo

By Milton Glaser of all people: a designer who I like more as a person than for their work. This is no exception.

November 20, 2011
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The 50p Birthday Present

Earlier this year a friend of mine gave me a second-hand book for my birthday. My friend admitted it only cost him 50p and he hadn’t even bothered to wrap it. I already had a copy of the book. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

March 7, 2010
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The Future of Books?

Craig Mod has just published a thoughtful, insightful, and beautifully-presented essay on the future of books in the digital era, using the emergence of devices like the Kindle and the iPad as his focus: In printed books, the two-page spread … Continue reading

February 1, 2008
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McLuhan 6: The Medium Is The Massage LP

Last June I discussed the print version of Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium Is The Massage. However, along with the print publication of it in 1967, there was also a “long-playing record” of the same name released by CBS. L > … Continue reading

January 11, 2008
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Preface To Plato

Eric Havelock’s Preface To Plato is a book I’d come across often: McLuhan frequently cites it, as does Walter Ong in Orality & Literacy. Well just before Xmas I got round to reading it, and I’ve just re-read it this … Continue reading

August 4, 2007
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McLuhan 5: Two Biographies

I recently bought Marshall McLuhan: Escape Into Understanding, a biography by W. Terrence Gordon. Originally published in 1997, the book has become available again due to the Gingko Press‘s laudable and long overdue McLuhan reissue programme. However, before reading it … Continue reading

July 30, 2007
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McLuhan 4: Mailer And McLuhan

There’s a 1968 TV show called The Summer Way that has been posted online by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation featuring Norman Mailer and Marshall McLuhan in conversation. Fabulous it is too: two intellectual heavyweights delicately tip-toeing around one another in … Continue reading