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 Marshall McLuhan - “Only the vanquished remember history.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “All words, in every language, are metaphors.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “The alphabet was one thing when applied to clay or stone, and quite another when set down on light papyrus.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “At electric speed, all forms are pushed to the limits of their potential.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “The scientist rigorously defends his right to be ignorant of almost everything except his specialty.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “Obsolescence never meant the end of anything, it's just the beginning.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “An administrator in a bureaucratic world is a man who can feel big by merging his non-entity in an abstraction. A real person in touch with real things inspires terror in him.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of 'do it yourself.'”
 Marshall McLuhan - “Publication is a self-invasion of privacy.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “When producers want to know what the public wants, they graph it as curves. When they want to tell the public what to get, they say it in curves.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “Jokes are grievances.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “Art is anything you can get away with.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “I wouldn't have seen it if I hadn't believed it.”
 Marshall McLuhan - “Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.”

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