Saturday, March 3, 2018

Extraordinary Discourse 371

Big Talk Candy Mountain

In our world, the fragments of the oral tradition mainly exist in religious ritual and liturgy, which have taken on a new significance and relevance in our electronic time.  In fact, in a sense we are playing backwards this process described in Preface to Plato. We are moving from the written to the oral at a much higher speed than the Greeks ever disintegrated their oral culture by means of the written word.
Marshall McLuhan,
Contemplating Me