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Happy birthday, Marshall McLuhan

Today is the 100th birthday of Marshall McLuhan, the Canadian scholar who forever changed the way we think about media and their effects on the human psyche.

Last week I sat down for a conversation with Len Edgerly, host of “The Kindle Chronicles,” on what McLuhan would think about the Kindle, the iPad, and what effects e-readers would have on our perception of text, reading and linearity. The interview grew out of my recent review of Douglas Coupland’s McLuhan biography for Nieman Reports.

Len and I had great fun, and I hope you’ll have a chance to give it a listen.

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  1. Al Quint

    of course, we HAVE to share this link, then:

  2. It was fantastic meeting you and chatting about MM, Dan. Thanks for giving me lots more to consider about him. You are partly to blame for my taking on a daily McLuhan meditation/blog as a way to continue pondering his work and the topics you and I discussed. Cheers.

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