Hugh McGuire

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

the draft… for college republicans?

Oh man, just watched this again. Check this quote out from Tom Delay (at 3:46): If you don’t believe abortion affects you, I contend it affects you in immigration. If we had those forty million children that were killed over the last thirty years, we wouldn’t need the illegal immigrants to fill the jobs that […]

helping people do things

[ramble] This is probably old hat for many, but it occurs to me that what LibriVox and many of the other successful web aps and projects out there are about is helping people do things, rather than helping people get things. The best web providers (say google, flickr, wikipedia) these days all help you do […]

gift economies & librivox

Austin, a founder of the top-secret start-up Akoha.org, has a post about gift economies, which I commented on. He got me thinking and, I left a long rambly comment, which I’d like to expand on… soon ;-) … anyway, here is my comment: one crucial point about online gift economies (and perhaps other gift economies […]