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Holding Down Fort Past

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:35 pm    Post subject: Holding Down Fort Past Reply with quote

[T]he very same structure in which the public has become participant, the old management cast finds itself merely holding a fort that is no longer on the frontier of action. They automatically become "diehard" defenders of an old "movie set", as it were, expertly assuming a heroic stance and grimace: "Theirs is not to reason why." Meantime, "the reason why" has become both plain and accessible to the new actors.

--from Marshall, McLuhan, Take Today: The Executive As Dropout (1972), p4

I just used this quote in a threaded conversation happening on Internet Evolution. We are discussing the impact of Social Media on time in the workplace. Many are objecting to its intrusion...I argue for its ascendency.

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