Monday, September 17, 2012
Marshall McLuhan on Educational Entertainment
Bud asks if he can switch to a movie channel.
Father: Sure. Good night for movies. Moneyball’s showing on Fox.
Bud: Oh no. Pete Sprat said it’s a con. You think it’s about baseball but it’s really about maths.
Bud: So which is it: education or entertainment?
Marshall McLuhan came up with a lot of enigmatic aphorisms, particularly about media. In one, he said, “Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either.” He foresaw educational entertainment. A man ahead of his time.
What do you know about Marshall McLuhan? See synopsis of McLuhan at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9MafrHvSVQ