Thanks, Rickard. Do you suppose there is any relation between TSE's
"The chief use of the 'meaning' of a poem, in the ordinary sense, may
be (for here again I am speaking of some kinds of poetry and not all) to
satisfy one habit of the reader, to keep his mind diverted and quiet,
the poem does its work upon him..."
and Eric McLuhan's reprise of his father's explanation of the effect(s) of
"It is as grounds that technologies transform cultures. It would not
exaggeration to say that each new technology means a new culture, and
the user has no choice. The medium is the side-effect, while the use
or planned effect monopolizes attention. That very considerable
the content or use ensures that it remains neutral and robs it of its
Technology as hamburger?