Saturday, April 29, 2006

A brief introduction to McLuhan

All media = media-to-media.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is true, then media outlets who do not adapt to the new internet 2-way media will not survive. Blogging works that way, blogger to blogger to other internet friendly media. The news will be more and more peer produced person to person rather than corp. to corp.

4/30/2006 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Therefore we are media.

I have been assimilated. Resistance was futile.

4/30/2006 8:17 PM  
Blogger Arkady said...

What people call news is really current events, which are packaged for consumption according to formulas. People go to "news" expecting something like a brief, topical recounting of recent history. They almost always come away titillated, disappointed, enraged or misled.

For current events, I am better off getting the "news" from my peers and the people they find interesting. In that way, I do get something very much like a recounting of recent history. In the last few years, I've been getting an even broader perspective.

There are categories of hard news, current events with significance, that can be found in small publications, specialist reports and from the better financial reporters. But they're not very useful unless you have an ongoing interest in education.

5/01/2006 5:56 PM  
Blogger fpaynter said...

Sure we're "mediated," but are we sufficiently medicated?

5/01/2006 11:41 PM  

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