Hugh McGuire

publishing, technology, media, philosophy, a bit of politics.

climate: point-counterpoint

With my renewed attention to the climate debate, I’ve been noticing a number of rhetorical tactics in the debate on the Other Side. Here are three of my favourites, offered as point-context-counterpoint: 1. The Political Scientists Point: “Scientists like David Suzuki are political propagandists” … or: “Al Gore, who is a politician and not a […]


A couple of events to attend: democamp: local techies show off their alpha software … Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), 1195 Boul. St. Laurent, Tuesday February 27th, 2007. 6:30pm to 8:30pm. beercamp: a beer-fueled collective programming party, to help Brett get his site firing on all cylinders before the SXSW conference in March. […]

no-stumbling 10-point pledge

I posted my 10-point no-jargon pledge a while ago, regarding things I promised never to write. After watching some of the vids of me at Podcamp Toronto, I’m going to make a 10-point speaking promise. I can’t promise to erase these verbal ticks the way I can with text, but I promise to try to […]