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Author QuotedMarshall McLuhan
Title QuotedUnderstanding media : the extensions of man / by Marshall McLuhan
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/09/13
ImprintNew York : McGraw-Hill. [1964]
QuotationReading Marshall McLuhan Understanding Media. I think it is very important indeed for monks to go into this. Critically important for the whole question of ddaptation. I would like to write to him - would like in fact to go to Toronto, but this is hopeless. It remains a very important question. I may try to invite him down. Certainly McLuhan brings home to me the fact that I do not really know what is going on. Doubtless Conjectures (or the other diary) may appeal to a lot of people who, like myself, are essentially book-types. But does it have any real understanding of new developments? Possibly very little.
JournalLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 133
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