Timeless observation: “When any new form comes into the foreground of things, we naturally look at it through the old stereos.”

It’s is incredible that the words uttered by McLuhan in 1960’s still hold such relevance. A timeless observation indeed:

“When any new form comes into the foreground of things, we naturally look at it through the old stereos. We can’t help that. This is normal, and we’re still trying to see how will our previous forms of political and educational patterns persist under television. We’re just trying to fit the old things into the new form, instad of asking what is the new form going to do to all the assumptions we had before.”

Marshall McLuhan, 1960

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