The Medium is the Message

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Writing on Digital prompted me to re-read McLuhan. I admit that I have not read it since the 60s, and my original copy was lost. So, thank you, Amazon! The Medium is the Message is still a brilliant, farsighted book. Let’s consider the time that the book was written. Post Industrial, Pre Digital. Television was conquering the world, space technology …

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Just to get something off my chest. I have been reading a few books on the ‘digital revolution’, and almost all manage to use the word ‘digital’ in overlapping and sometimes non-defined ways. The intent, I assume, is to somehow make everything digital totally different to anything analogue. But the effect is to confuse and in some cases exaggerate. Ritchin’s …