McLuhan predicts newspaper's demise in 1965.

Reading through ”Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man” by Marshall McLuhan, I came across this gem of a quote:

The classified ads (and stock-market quotations) are the bedrock of the press. Should an alternative source of easy access to such diverse daily information be found, the press will fold.

And I think we all know how that’s turned out.

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Posted December 19, 2009

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