Ravi Agarwal on Virtual Concert, Paul Challacombe on McLuhan
My indefatigable friend Paul Challacombe reminds me for my broadcast, that enunciation is important, as is feeling, so I shall go to sleep and be as rested as I can be to do that reading as clearly as I can.
Paul also writes, re: disembodiment: "One of my conversations with Professor McLuhan considered the telephone. He said once we started with that technology and in another way radio, we all became angels -- that is for first time in history we truly were weightless and spanned time and space in an instant.
I told him that was reassuring since I had previously been told these machines were the work of the devil.
You actually couldn't kid around too much about this kind of stuff with McLuhan because near the end of his life he became a rather serious Catholic. "