tomorrow is our permanent address ..
… McLuhan claimed some decades ago but nowadays we are simply already immersed and embedded …
Arthur C. Kroker (editor of ctheory) states that we live in the electronic culture that he (McLuhan) prophesied. And since he wrote about it, technology has become more pervasive, but silent. It’s invisible.
An elder article (written 2005 to remind McLuhan’s actuality 25 year after his death) gives quite a shorter nice overview on McLuhan’s opinions and as well both the enthusiasm and critique his thoughts evoked.
McLuhan’s early (1960s) wake-up call about the extent to which people’s very identities are determined by the tools that they themselves invent can be listened to via these two links of the old recordings.
Long-Playing Record 1968.
Produced by John Simon.
Conceived and co-ordinated by Jerome Agel. Written by Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore, and Jerome Agel.
Columbia CS 9501, CL2701.
UPDATE: read here as well