Re: Dyson does Munchkins

Stephen Petschulat (
Mon, 28 Jul 1997 14:19:01 -0700 (PDT)

> <snip>
> > I just found another book in the store called "Connected
> > Intelligence",
> > by the (ex?) director of the McLuhan project (starts with a 'K'
> > maybe?).
> > Yet I can't find reference to it at Amazon. Anybody familiar with it?
> >
> Phillip de Kehrkove (sp?), the last I heard, was the director of
> the McLuhan Institute, somewhere in Ontario. I spoke with him a
> year ago, but haven't read his book. All accounts (2 of them) say
> that the book is interesting, but a bit spacey - things like
> "humans are treating the planet as art, taking pictures after
> modifying it" etc.

Derrick de Kerkhove actually. I haven't read the book, but it sounds like
the later McLuhan stuff. 'Through the Vanishing Point' is an interesting
read (co-authoured by Harley Parker) - you just have to take this stuff with
a grain of salt.

- steve