To be articulate & discriminating about ordinary affairs & information is the mark of an educated man.
It’s misleading to suppose
there’s any difference between
education & entertainment.
This distinction merely relieves people
of the responsibility of
looking into the matter.
It’s like setting up a distinction between
didactic & lyric poetry
on the ground that one teaches, the other pleases.
However, it’s always been true
that whatever pleases teaches more effectively.
- Classrooms Without Walls, Marshall McLuhan, Explorations, #7, May, 1957.