03-20-2013 | Family & Friends

"The family circle has widened. The worldpool of information fathered by electric media - Movies, Telstar, flight - far surpasses any possible influence Mom and Dad can now bring to bear. Character is no longer shaped by only two earnest, fumbling experts. Now all the world's a sage."

"Electric circuitry has overthrown the regime of "time" and "space" and pours upon us instantly and continuously the concerns of all other men. It has reconstituted dialogue on a global scale. Its message is Total Change, ending psychic, social, economic and political parochialism. The old civic, state and national groupings have become unworkable. Nothing can be further from the spirit of the new technology than "a place for everything and everything in its place." You can't go home again."

-- St. McLuhan

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