The Medium is the Message

In The Medium is the Message, by Marshall McLuhan, He goes into to describe how almost everything can be a medium of some kind. Humans just don’t think of everything as a medium because most things because the content being transposed by the medium isn’t always noticeable. He explains things using an example of the light bulb. No one thinks that a light bulb is a medium because all it does is produce light. However, he explains it as though because it is a medium without a direct message, the medium IS the message.

I thought this piece of writing was interesting but also tricky to understand. He uses a few examples from Shakespeare. I am not the biggest fan of the language that Shakespeare uses. He also uses many quotes from very smart and literate people who use incredible language in how they talk, so those parts of the passage were a little hard to understand.

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