My favorite Marshall McLuhan quotes

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This is a collection of my favorite Marshall McLuhan quotes. McLuhan was a visionary thinker who published a lot on 'the new media' in his age (= tv, radio, and later the computer). His insights are impressively transferable to our current web-revolutions.

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My favorite Marshall McLuhan quotes

  1. 1. My favorite Marshall McLuhan quotes Ripped, mixed and burned by Maarten Cannaerts Images from www.sxc.hu - Inspired by the book “Probes”
  2. 2. [we have become] global wanderers information gatherers rather than food gatherers
  3. 3. Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which humans communicate than by the content of the communication
  4. 4. The tribalising power of the new media is little understood. Tribalism is the sense of the deep bond of family, the closed society as the norm of community.
  5. 5. Today man has no physical body, he is translated into information
  6. 6. The metropolis today is a classroom, the ads its teacher . The traditional classroom is an obsolete detention home , a feudal dungeon
  7. 7. School is the advertising agency which makes you believe you need the society as it is
  8. 8. The medium is the message
  9. 9. I don't know who invented water, but I know it wasn't the fish
  10. 10. The specialist is one who never makes small mistakes while moving toward the grand fallacy
  11. 11. We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future

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