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Marshall McLuhan
(1911-1980) born on
Jul 21
Canadian educator, author. His aphorism "the medium is the message" summarized his view of the potent influence of television, computers, and other electronic information.
         
   
F
North Americans have a peculiar bias. They go outside to be alone and they go home to be social.

R
If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch.
A
Politics offers yesterday's answers to today's problems.
N
Where the whole man is involved there is no work. Work begins with the division of labor.
K
When producers want to know what the public wants, they graph it as curves. When they want to tell the public what to get, they say it in curves.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: Understanding Media, Introduction (1964).
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: Understanding Media, ch. 14 (1964).
K: The Mechanical Bride, "Eye Appeal" (1951).
   


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