Wednesday, February 27, 2013


"Michael Faraday, who had little mathematics and no formal schooling beyond the primary grades, is celebrated as an experimenter who discovered the induction of electricity. He was one of the great founders of modern physics. It is generally acknowledged that Faraday's ignorance of mathematics contributed to his inspiration, that it compelled him to develop a simple, nonmathematical concept when he looked for an explanation of his electrical and magnetic phenomena. Faraday had two qualities that more than made up for his lack of education: fantastic intuition and independence and originality of mind."

Quote from a predominately nonsensical book "The Medium is the Massage an Inventory of Effects" by Marshall McLuhan.

I know he is some famous guy who predicted technology's effect on people. But unless I am really tired right now, I can hardly understand what he is writing about. Sounds like "fine art" analysis of psychology and technology.

Every once in a while I'll stumble upon an example of this concept that actually makes sense or just sounds cool.