Coupland - McLuhan - YouTube seemed like a highly promising event for anyone interested in an enlightened take on YouTube—a mainstay of our global village. I, along with hundreds of YouTube junkies, Douglas Coupland fans, and media-savvy “McLuhanatics” lined up for hours outside The Waldorf last Thursday, hoping to secure a spot for “an interactive presentation on Marshall McLuhan and YouTube.”

An hour or so later, I, along with most of those hundreds, fled the scene after experiencing one of the most uncomfortable public presentations in recent memory.

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