The 12 Golden Rules of Email Courtesy

An obscure twentieth-century physicist named Albert Einstein said:  “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”  Our technologies now develop faster than our ability to think about their humane or courteous use.  Before we can assess the impact of the iPod, the iPhone appears; and before we can assess the iPhone, […]

The Ghost(s) of Marshall McLuhan

Here at Second Nature we’re celebrating Halloween and All Saints’ Day by channeling the ghost(s) of Marshall McLuhan. How you ask? We’re reading the only e-mail Neil Postman ever sent in which he poses as the ghost of Marshall McLuhan: This is the Ghost of Marshall McLuhan speaking to you. I don’t have to tell you […]

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