Quotations of Marshal McLuhan

IDENTITY
“We are on the air. And on the air, we do not have any physical body. When you are on the telephone or on radio or on TV, you do not have a physical body; you are just an image on the air. When you do not have a physical body, you are a discarnate being and you have a very different relation to the world around you. And this I think has been one of the big effects of the Electric Age. It has deprived people really of their private identity.”
- Marshall McLuhan interviewed on tv 1960s.[digital media evolution]

ELECTRIC PLANET
"We have laid out our own electric networks on a global scale by cable, by telegraph, by radio, by all sorts of electric means. These circuits are loaded with data that move instantly and which have become indispensable to all decision makers in business, in education, and in politics. These circuits have a peculiar character not just of connecting us with one another but of involving us with one another. It is because of the speed. With circuitry the feedback occurs at the same moment the event occurs." 
- Marshall McLuhan interviewed on tv in early1960s.

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