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We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror.

Marshall McLuhan in Mirror, Drive, Rearview

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We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror.

Marshall McLuhan

Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities.

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Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.

Marshall McLuhan

The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.

Marshall McLuhan

Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either.

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Money is a poor man's credit card.

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Affluence creates poverty.

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Money is just the poor man's credit card.

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It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame.

Marshall McLuhan

The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium - that is, of any extension of ourselves - result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new

Marshall McLuhan

The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way.

Marshall McLuhan

Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.

Marshall McLuhan

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.

Marshall McLuhan

I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.

Marshall McLuhan

The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.

Marshall McLuhan