February 12, 2008

Bob Rodgers remembers Marshall McLuhan

The current issue of LRC: Literary Review of Canada has a light essay by an acquaintance of Marshall McLuhan, discussing what the man was like and assessing his influence: In the Garden with the Guru. If you’re only vaguely familiar with Marshall McLuhan I definitely recommend it for a little taste of he was like as an intellectual phenomenon in the 60s. I think Bob Rodgers is right to say that McLuhan was generally misunderstood and was not the fan of the post-print, television age that many took him to be.

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  1. Well, since Neil Postman was an admirer of McLuhan and quoted him often, this is further evidence that Marshall McLuhan was indeed “…not the fan of the post-print, television age that many took him to be.”

    –Since, Lord knows, Neil “Build a Bridge to the 18th Century” Postman certainly wasn’t!

    (I love Neil Postman, and definitely need to learn more about McLuhan)

    Comment by JJR — February 13, 2008 @ 2:44 pm

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