Correspondence I :: Carlyle & McLuhan

“Intellect is not speaking and logicising; it is seeing and ascertaining.”
Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History

“Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior, especially in collective matters of media and technology, where the individual is almost inevitably unaware of their effects upon him.”
Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media