Marshall McLuhan's Play Boy interview 1950's

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Marshall McLuhan's Play Boy interview 1950's

diamon
K does anyone want to read or discuss this interesting article?

Marshall McLuhan's Play Boy interview, conducted at a time when Play Boy was a beacon of cultural and perhaps intellectual relevance; and there were people that actually bought them primarily for the articles.

McLuhan's style of speaking and or talking is very nebulous at times, but back in the 50's he exploded out of nowhere with his ideas and way of speaking or writing, and captured the attention of many.

The interview still holds relevance today, but McLuhan is a bit dated in his use of words and terms, even for the 50's-when the interview was transcribed. In one section where he explains the rifts that he notices in some cultures he uses the term "negroes and indians" which had a completely different connotation back in the 20-30's or whatever time frame it was.

I found particularly interesting about the article when he mentions the technology and its impact, and like a prophet he seems to be describing a lot of the social impacts that internet and digital communications has on us. Anyhoo i leave this here in case anyone wants it.

[url]http://www.columbia.edu/~log2/mediablogs/McLuhanPBinterview.htm[/url]
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diamon
the topics he covers topics including technology which i think i've mentioned, as well as things like marijuana
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perisie xx
thanks, might check it out vbut not eright now