Happy 101 st Birthday, Marshall McLuhan!

21Jul12

“Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.” – Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan at the CBC - Photo by Henri Dauman, Life Magazine

Photo by Henri Dauman / The Estate of Marshall McLuhan/Life Magazine

“I’m not advocating anything; I’m merely probing and predicting trends. Even if I opposed them or thought them disastrous, I couldn’t stop them, so why waste my time lamenting? As Carlyle said of author Margaret Fuller after she remarked, “I accept the Universe”: “She’d better.” I see no possibility of a worldwide Luddite rebellion that will smash all machinery to bits, so we might as well sit back and see what is happening and what will happen to us in a cybernetic world. Resenting a new technology will not halt its progress”. – McLuhan, Playboy Interview, 1969

A Reminder –

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2 Responses to “Happy 101 st Birthday, Marshall McLuhan!”

  1. Fantastic quote. Thanks for sharing and for your tremendous blog.


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