Friday, July 1, 2011

The Significance of Benedict's Tweet

Tom Hoopes explains beautifully here.

Hoopes quotes Marshall McLuhan's famous dictum that "the medium is the message."  I recently learned that McLuhan was a convert to Catholicism.  There's even a Catholic high school in Toronto named in honor of McLuhan.  McLuhan later offered this gloss on his famous dictum:
“In Jesus Christ there is no distance or separation between the medium and the message. It’s the one case where we can say the medium and the message are in complete unison.”

I like knowing that sort of thing, and perhaps you do as well.

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