Following the link, you’ll find an article by Jefferson Pooley for the L.A. Review of Books. The title, you may have noticed, is a bit sardonic. And reading the rest of the article will convince you, the author clearly has his issues with McLuhan. The story he tells of McLuhan’s rise to fame is certainly an alternative to the story one usually hears in Media Ecology friendly circles. But if we can’t disprove what he says, then we need to consider revising our sometimes mystical narrative of McLuhan’s ascendance.
Well worth considering. And I look forward to reading intelligent responses to his criticisms of McLuhan. The comments thread was… interesting.