But Google also provides us access to the shared cultural meanings that Eliot so emphasized. With Google we are not independent but encapsulated both receiving and submitting to this shared cultural history. 

With these shared cultural references, did Eliot anticipate the idea of cool put forth by McLuhan? Is modernism inherently cool in its objectives?

On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 7:40 AM, Rickard A. Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
On Thu, 4 Dec 2014 23:37:08 -0500, Tom Gray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>If Eliot were alive today, what would he make of Google?

This gives us a clue:
   "Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"

Love the below:

>Google is present for all of our Internet exchanges
>Who is the third who walks always beside you? When I count, there are only
>you and I together* 360*But when I look ahead up the white road There is
>always another one walking beside you Gliding wrapt in a brown mantle,
>hooded I do not know whether a man or a woman —But who is that on the other
>side of you?