Tuesday, May 10, 2011

McLuhan's Top 10: The Extensions of Man


Fire 
Clothing 
Wheel 
Lever (Archimedes) 
Phonetic Alphabet 
Sword 
Print 
Electric Telegraph (precursor to telephone) 
Electric Light 
Radio/Television 

* In a letter from Marshall McLuhan to Cathy Willis, Assistant Editor of the book of lists, The People's Almanac (1976), responding to a request. McLuhan concluded with a note saying that it is hard for him to limit human extensions to 10.

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