Marshalling My Resources

McLuhan (1964) on "Games":

"A game is a machine that can get into action only if the players consent to become puppets for a time. For individualist Western man, much of his 'adjustment' to society has the character of a personal surrender to the collective demands. Our games help both to teach us this kind of adjustment and also to provide a release from it. The uncertainty of the outcomes of our contests makes a rational excuse for the mechanical rigor of the rules and procedures of the game." (p.211).

References

McLuhan, M. (1964). Understanding media. New York: New American Library.

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