Marshall McLuhan (Philosopher)

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Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century. .

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The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns. .

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Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies. .

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It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic. .

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Experience is what keeps a man who makes the same mistake twice from admitting it the third time around. .

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Jokes are grievances. .

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Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen. .

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The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man. .

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Acoustic space has the basic character of a sphere whose focus or centre is simultaneously everywhere and whose margin is nowhere... .

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American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at drivers license age than at voting age .

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In the Phaedrus, Plato argued that the new arrival of writing would revolutionize culture for the worst. He suggested that it would substitute reminiscence for thought and mechanical learning for the true dialect of the living quest for truth by disc .

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If the work of the city is the remaking or translating of man into a more suitable form than his nomadic ancestors achieved, then might not our current translation of our entire lives into the spiritual form of information seem to make of the entire .

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Good wine needs no bush, and perhaps products that people really want need no hard-sell or soft-sell TV push. Why not? Look at pot. .

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Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort. .

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As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of do it yourself. .

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The suddenness of the leap from hardware to software cannot but produce a period of anarchy and collapse, especially in the developed countries. .

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Class in society is determined by voice .

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The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way. .

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The medium, or process, of our time - electric technology is reshaping and restructuring patterns of social interdependence and every aspect of our personal life. It is forcing us to reconsider and re-evaluate practically every thought, every action, .

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The news automatically becomes the real world for the TV user and is not a substitute for reality, but is itself an immediate reality. .

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The poet, the artist, the sleuth, whoever sharpens our perception tends to antisocial; rarely well adjusted, he cannot go along with currents and trends. .

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Erwin Schrodinger has explained how he and his fellow physicists had agreed that they would report their new discoveries and experiments in quantum physics in the language of Newtonian physics. That is, they agreed to discuss and report the non-visua .

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Of the many unforeseen consequences of typography, the emergence of nationalism is, perhaps, the most familiar .

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The past went that-a-way. When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavor of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future. .

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Affluence creates poverty. .

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We dont know who discovered water, but we know it wasnt the fish. .

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Money is just the poor mans credit card. .

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The movie, by sheer speeding up of the mechanical, carried us from the world of sequence and connections into the world of creative configurations and structure. .

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The media have substituted themselves for the older world. Even if we should wish to recover that older world we can do it only by an intensive study of the ways in which the media have swallowed it. .

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New media may at first appear as mere codes of transmission for older achievement and established patterns of thought. But nobody could make the mistake of supposing that phonetic writing merely made it possible for the Greeks to set down in visual o .

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A new medium is never an addition to an old one, nor does it leave the old one in peace. It never ceases to oppress the older media until it finds new shapes and positions for them. .

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All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values. .

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The future masters of technology will have to be light-hearted and intelligent. The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb. .

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Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language. .

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Today we are beginning to notice that the new media are not just mechanical gimmicks for creating worlds of illusion, but new languages with new and unique powers of expression. .

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Language as the technology of human extension, whose powers of division and separation we know so well, may have been the Tower of Babel by which men sought to scale the highest heavens. Today computers hold out the promise of a means of instant tr .

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Jobs represent a relatively recent pattern of work. From the fifteenth century to the twentieth century, there is a steady progress of fragmentation of the stages of work that constitute mechanization and specialism. . But under the conditions of .

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Only the vanquished remember history. .

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Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities. .

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The artist is the person who invents the means to bridge between biological inheritance and the environments created by technological innovation. .

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Professionalism is environmental. Amateurism is anti environmental. Professionalism merges the individual into patterns of total environment. Amateurism seeks the development of the total awareness of the individual and the critical awareness of the ground rules of society. The amateur can afford to loose. .

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Environments are not just containers, but are processes that change the content totally. .

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Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesnt know the first thing about either. .

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One of the effects of living with electric information is that we live habitually in a state of information overload. Theres always more than you can cope with. .

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A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding. .

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I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. .

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In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness. .

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The computer is the most extraordinary of mans technological clothing; its an extension of our central nervous system. Beside it, the wheel is a mere hula-hoop. .

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Experiment is necessary in establishing an academy, but certain principles must apply to this business of art as to any other business which affects the artistic tic sense of the community. .

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There is an enormous redundancy in every well-written book. With a well-written book I only read the right-hand page and allow my mind to work on the left-hand page. With a poorly written book I read every word.There is an enormous redundancy in every well-written book. With a well-written book I only read the right-hand page and allow my mind to work on the left-hand page. With a poorly written book I read every word. .

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