Of the many unforeseen consequences of typography, the emergence of nationalism is, perhaps, the most familiar.
The words of Marshall McLuhan in Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (originally published 1964; this is from a second edition paperback)….
I never would have connected typography and nationalism to tightly—not familiar to me.
Lemme get this posted. The winds are rising as I type. Fortunately, it sounds like the worst of the storms and the large hail will miss us to the north. Of course, since we have a tarp roof, even wind and rain is of concern….
21 May 2008 at 2:42 pm
yeah, mass communication! i learned all about that my senior year. check out “Imagined Communities” by Benedict Anderson, if you have not read it already…