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Posted by Alistair B. Fraser on June 13, 1999 at 11:48:56:

I am at my wit's end to find the source of a quotation from Marshal McLuhan, and my reading has not turned it up. It is:

New technologies are always used to do old tasks...
until some driving force causes them to be used in new ways.

Marshal McLuhan, 1964

Now, one immediately assumes it is to be found in Understanding Media, but I cannot find it there. Would any of you be willing to send me suggestions to my e-mail address of


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