David Weinberger sez, "As a gift on the centenary of his birth, a site has gone up featuring brief clips of Marshall McLuhan explaining his key ideas and catch phrases. Some are still pretty obscure, but some are on the nose 30 years ahead of when the nose appeared. For example, check out his confident assertion that books will become personalized services."
Alas, there's no obvious way to embed this video, which seems like a huge oversight if the intention of the site is to invigorate debate about McLuhan's ideas -- creating a site that has no way to directly include and quote McLuhan's words in those discussions!
MARSHALL McLUHAN SPEAKS
(Thanks, DavidJoho, via Submitterator!)
An entire genre of Saturday Night Live-style skit humor–what if celebrity x were absurdly cast in role y?–is made obsolete by deepfakery.
You gotta give it to these French-speaking folks for trying to pronounce these difficult-for-them English words. And you gotta give it Frenchly, the makers of the video, for making the words more challenging as it goes along. Psychophysicotherapeutics, anyone? [via; Previously]
One letter different, but a world apart.
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