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His insight into the new tribalism, in which the people imitate the participational nature of their technologies (TV and tele-computing), is ambivalent. His perspective is that of the observer of the maelstrom and the true believer in a religious salvation, who looks towards another world - of an apocalyptic, who is neither an optimist nor a pessimist. What makes McLuhan a great force in the last decades of the millennium is his ability to combine the comic, rhetorical effect, and poetic vision, turning them towards the new technoculture to simultaneously analyse its technologies, media, and society as artefacts.
10 Those Ford seminars that he taught with Ted Carpenter and three other professors were to contribute to delineating for North America the avant-garde 31 Introduction intellectual agenda of the 19505 and early 19605 through their interdisciplinarity, the variety of topics discussed, and the various individuals who published in its journal Explorations, most of whom were to play important parts in the formation of McLuhan's own work. J. Chaytor on reading and writing, Gilbert Seldes, the art and media journalist, on the communications revolution, Karl Williams, the psychologist in McLuhan's group, on acoustic space; Tom Easterbrook, the economic historian, on Harold Innis, Ted Carpenter on Inuit language, myself on James Joyce, and a group of graduate students from the seminar on Wyndham Lewis.
McLuhan, like Innis, has an oral bias and could intuit that in the post-electric age new patterns of information and data must move at the speed of light. He uses the one-liner (a kind of jokester's aphorism) as the most satisfactory mode of communication for that age, while still considering himself to be a "bookish" man. His personal orality is a post-electric transformation of the tactility of the pre-print world, not what his disciple Walter Ong has described as the "secondary orality" of the electric world.