∂ part of node [[marshall-mcluhan]]
- canadian philosopher
- go wp McLuhan coined the expression "[the medium is the message](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_medium_is_the_message "The medium is the message")" and the term global village, and predicted the [World Wide Web](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wide_Web "World Wide Web") almost 30 years before it was invented. He was a fixture in media [discourse](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discourse "Discourse") in the late 1960s, though his influence began to wane in the early 1970s. In the years following his death, he continued to be a controversial figure in academic circles. However, with the arrival of the [Internet](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet "Internet") and the World Wide Web, interest was renewed in his work and perspective.