Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 225.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 08:02:12 +0100
From: Michael Hart <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: 15.219 recommended books
A. McLuhan wasn't a philosopher --he was a sociologist with a flair of
trend spotting. If he were alive today he would probably be writing books
contradicting what he said 30 or 40 years ago. As it was, he came up with
the global village prophecy, which has turned out to be at least partly
true, the "end of the book" prophecy, which has turned out to be totally
false, and a great slogan --"The medium is the message"- which works a lot
better for television that it does for the Internet.
My copy reads: "The Medium Is The Massage". . . .
And what about television does the Internet not include,
that would make this quote "work better for television
that [sic] it does for the Internet?
So nice to hear from you!
Michael S. Hart
"Ask Dr. Internet"
Internet User ~#100
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