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 …

Instagram Part 2

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Following the earlier post, I conducted an experiment. Brief recap on my Instagram: I joined pretty much at the beginning, and just use it as a diary. I have just over 1600 followers, and I follow around 1200. Besides people messaging us (and possibly offering commissions), the only real kind of feedback any of us get on social platforms is ‘likes’. …