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Steel enlightenment

In an effort to move Rusholme away from its fry-pit wasteland image, some blob of government has hired a construction crew to dig up the pavements and presumably put something better there. Today I walked past a guy doing double-handed joystick-operation of a big earth-mover, and I realised Marshall McLuhan was incomplete: in some ways, the extension of man is media, but in other, more realistic ways, it's those massive hydraulic claw things.


  1. dave, on Saturday 21st February 2004, said:

    massive hydraulic claw things = media, foo'. No comments on the psycho-sexual significants of massive hydraulic claw things for construction workers, please.

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