At the McLuhan Program in Toronto they aim to “essentially (..) teach people to think like Marshall McLuhan did… you know… come up with cute aphorisms, predict the future, that sort of stuff…” I wonder if that’s the official learning outcome? That quote’s from David Weinberger’s blog who links to it: the title of a course blog for the program is, of course, What is the message?

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