Language Is A Technology

My first McLuhanesque aphorism
This simple statement opened up my reflection about Marshall M

Language can be viewed as extension of thought, like the wheel is an extension of the foot, allowing you to move faster and travel more

I watched a TED talk recently by David Christian who said that it was language that enabled humans to kill off other species

and that I believe is our 2nd aphorism:

language is a weapon

le langage est une arme

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Luc Courchesne responds:

Another aphorism :

Immersion is the medium and therefore the message.

Information is the new ether.

Immersed in information we are, as once in ether, the substance that held the world together in the aristotelitian system.

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16. April 2011 by benjamin
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