Here is an article by Olivia Ward published on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of Marshall McLuhan, who lived in Toronto for many years and was born in the prairies.
Toronto Star Pubdate:January 01, 2006 Page: D1 Section:Ideas
WE ARE ALL McLUHANS NOW
By Olivia Ward Toronto Star
When Canadian communications visionary Marshall McLuhan wrote his landmark works in the 1960s, they were greeted with shock and awe.
The realization that we live in a "global village" without boundaries of time or space was revolutionary. And the expectation of electronic communications expanding to invade every aspect of our lives was both thrilling and devastating.[...]
Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Jim Andrews