From: Michael McLuhan MPA [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2010 8:28 AM
To: [name deleted]
Subject: Re: Is a man named Bob Dean affiliated in any way with the official estate?
Hi [name deleted],
Although there were many "hanger ons" during my father's tenure at the University of Toronto, I do not recall the name Bob Dean / Dobbs ever coming up as either a collaborator or even as a sycophant.
There are many people who claim an association.
They are generally not worth any bother at all as there is enough good scholarship out there to keep a person busy for years... not to mention the original works.
There is absolutely no association of any one of these names with the Estate in any capacity whatever.
Rather sad all in all.
Michael McLuhan MPA
----- Original Message -----
From: [name deleted]
Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2010 7:13 PM
Subject: Is a man named Bob Dean affiliated in any way with the official estate?
Sorry to bother you with it. This gentleman named Bob Dean keeps posting all over the internet about his contributions to the McLuhan works and his close relationship with the man. I just was curious if you could tell me if he has any connection at all with you.