“He was a Luddite…”

“McLuhan, aside from being wrong (for God’s sake he thought that TV demanded full sensory participation from the viewer), was steeped in an ancient European tradition; he was a disciple of Aquinas. On top of this he was a Luddite, a perceptive one, but to damn the printing press is not entirely sane.”
Dominic Lane, letter to Salon, 2000