Talk:Marshall McLuhan

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Former good article nominee Marshall McLuhan was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
January 8, 2007 Good article nominee Not listed
High traffic

On 21 July 2017, Marshall McLuhan was linked from Google, a high-traffic website. (See visitor traffic)

****SOMETHING MISSING HERE****[edit]

Hi, I don't know the solution but thought the editors of the page should know that someone has added some text saying ****SOMETHING MISSING HERE**** in the middle of the content. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 106.186.212.26 (talk) 01:12, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for letting us know. This problem has already been taken care of. Most of the time, when a page gets a lot of exposure, there is a flurry of attempts to improve it or vandalize it. Most of the vandal edits don't last more than a few minutes. — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 07:16, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Grammar[edit]

Second paragraph of "Legacy": The text "who would later wrote" should be "who would later write" or "who later wrote"?

Semi-protected edit request on 21 July 2017[edit]

Change "Massage" to "Message" in "The Medium Is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects (1967)". It is in the hyperlinked contents. Thank you. 47.158.44.251 (talk) 13:57, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Not done: PLEASE NOTE: "The Medium is the MASSAGE" is the correct title of the book. regards, DRAGON BOOSTER 15:19, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 July 2017[edit]

Change "The main concept of McLuhan's argument (later elaborated upon in The Medium is the Massage) is that new technologies..." to "The main concept of McLuhan's argument (later elaborated upon in The Medium is the Message) is that new technologies...".

Note: Change from "Massage" to "Message". 204.27.169.105 (talk) 15:13, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Not done: PLEASE NOTE: "The Medium is the MASSAGE" is the correct title of the book. regards, DRAGON BOOSTER 15:19, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Heritage Minutes[edit]

There's a Historica Canada Heritage Minute dedicated to Marshall McLuhan which may be useful to add to the External Links section.

https://www.historicacanada.ca/content/heritage-minutes/marshall-mcluhan

Smelsela (talk) 16:02, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Spelling error[edit]

Is it the title of his book "The Medium is the Massage" or Message? Pick one that is correct as it appears with both spellings.

The title of the 1967 book is The Medium Is the Massage, a pun on "the medium is the message" which is not the title of a book but a phrase McLuhan coined earlier. I didn't see "The Medium Is the Message" given as a book title in the article (but maybe someone already fixed it. It is a bit confusing). ---Sluzzelin talk 02:36, 22 July 2017 (UTC)