Stimulus —Michel Bauwens, "What McLuhan Could Not Foresee", Peer-To-Peer Foundation Blog, 15 Jan 2008
QUOTE(Jon Awbrey @ 15 Jan 2008)
This post has been edited by Jonny Cache: Tue 15th January 2008, 3:02pm
Friends, Roamin's, Global Villagers,
Memory serves but a fuzzy anamnesis of Marshall McLuhan's message about media, but the more distinct edges of my aging impression tell me that he saw further on his foggiest day than most of our contemporaries see on their clearest.
I think that 2008 is a decade too late to be reading yet another Gospel of the Coming Singularity and one more Prophecy of How the Medium is the Messiah of the new Millennium.
It should be clear from what we've seen so far that "the trail of the human serpent is over all", as I dimly remember William James saying. To wit, or not, that the Rule of PRATS — People Remain Always The Same — will ever rule our lives more than this wik's gizmo ever will.
Slavation, not salvation, is all that Technology brings to those who fail to know themselves first.
But enough for this Box — I will expand my e-comious laminations on the McLuhan thread already in progress
at The Wikipedia Review
P.S. Jonny Cache
helped me write this. Just so you know who to blame.