Digital McLuhan: A Guide to the Information Millenium

Digital McLuhan: A Guide to the Information Millenium

by Paul Levinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415249910

ISBN-13: 2900415249910

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Marshall McLuhan died on the last day of 1980, on the doorstep of the personal computer revolution. Yet McLuhan's ideas anticipated a world of media in motion, and its impact on our lives on the dawn of the new millennium. Paul Levinson examines why McLuhan's theories about media are more important to us today than when they were first written, and why the…  See more details below

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Marshall McLuhan died on the last day of 1980, on the doorstep of the personal computer revolution. Yet McLuhan's ideas anticipated a world of media in motion, and its impact on our lives on the dawn of the new millennium. Paul Levinson examines why McLuhan's theories about media are more important to us today than when they were first written, and why the Wired generation is now turning to McLuhan's work to understand the global village in the digital age.

Overall, this is a well-written and cogently argued book with provocative theses... (Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly - Spring 2000)

"With every passing year, Marshall McLuhan's work becomes more prophetic. Thus, clear and readable explications of his work are necessary. No one is better suited to do this than Paul Levinson." -Neil Postman, author of Technopoly and Amusing Ourselves to Death

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900415249910
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240

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