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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • McLuhan, (Herbert) Marshall 1911-1980. Canadian cultural critic and communications theorist who maintained that the method of communicating information has more influence on the public than the information itself. His books include The Medium is the Massage (1967).

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  • n. Canadian writer noted for his analyses of the mass media (1911-1980)

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Examples

  • And the other thing about this embodiment is that there's kind of what I call the McLuhan reversal.

    Kevin Kelly on the next 5,000 days of the web

  • McLuhan is right to point out that the technology's ubiquity does have an effect on how we subsequently interact with the world, but the "coolness" of the medium may just be an artful illusion, one that caters to a societal need or wish, one that would have been utilized whatever the medium.

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  • Eric McLuhan is author of the preface, which asks the intriguing question, "Is a Christian tragedy possible?"

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  • Obviously, your knowledge of McLuhan is at the 101 level.

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  • No one has ever suggested that Marshall McLuhan is a medium but I am sure that after listening to his message today we have found him, indeed, a deep and perceptive social commentator.

    The End of the Work Ethic

  • Whoever wrote this could show tricks to any Madison Avenue expert and he must be a firm believer in McLuhan's dictum that the media is the message.

    The Canada Council at Work

  • The first generation that was weaned on television was occasionally described as McLuhan babies.

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  • In November the center will also organize an academic assessment of his work, titled "McLuhan 100, Then, Now, Next."

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  • To paraphrase McLuhan, the media is the message and the message is:

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  • Here's a clip from the 2002 documentary 'McLuhan's Wake' released by the

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