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E. B. White on the Free Press and the Evils of Corporate Interests in Media
E. B. White on the Free Press and the Evils of Corporate Interests in Media

“Sponsorship in the press is an invitation to corruption and abuse.”

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Memory Is Not a Recording Device: How Technology Shaped Our Metaphors for Remembering
Memory Is Not a Recording Device: How Technology Shaped Our Metaphors for Remembering

Debunking the myth that memory is about “reliving” a permanent record stored in a filing cabinet.

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The Death of the Editor and the Rise of the Circulation Manager
The Death of the Editor and the Rise of the Circulation Manager

A 1923 critique of everything that’s wrong with media today.

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David Foster Wallace on Art vs. TV and the Motivation to be Smart
David Foster Wallace on Art vs. TV and the Motivation to be Smart

“…what we need…is seriously engaged art that can teach us again that we’re smart.”

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Design Legend David Carson Brings Marshall McLuhan’s “Probes” to Life
Design Legend David Carson Brings Marshall McLuhan’s “Probes” to Life

One of today’s greatest graphic designers reframes yesteryear’s greatest media prophet.

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Marshall McLuhan on New Forms and Old Assumptions (1960)
Marshall McLuhan on New Forms and Old Assumptions (1960)

What the golden age of television has to do with human nature and today’s Internet intellectuals.

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