Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Instead of tending towards a vast Alexandrian library the world has become a computer, an electronic brain, exactly as an infantile piece of science fiction. And as our senses have gone outside us, Big Brother goes inside. So, unless aware of this dynamic, we shall at once move into a phase of panic terrors, exactly befitting a small world of tribal drums, total interdependence, and superimposed co-existence.--Marshall McLuhan, 1962.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

McLuhan, Postman and Ellul were prophets regarding technology, technique, etc.

Great quote.