Hugh McGuire

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

defining what you are for (just like porn)

All sorts of institutions are in big trouble because of the internet, and they’re scared as hell. Newspapers can’t figure out how they’ll keep making money; the music business is terrified that its business model is evaporating. Britannica has faded to irrelevance for anyone with an internet connection. I think that’s the tip of things, […]

from major to minor chords

From the economist: IN 2006 EMI, the world’s fourth-biggest recorded-music company, invited some teenagers into its headquarters in London to talk to its top managers about their listening habits. At the end of the session the EMI bosses thanked them for their comments and told them to help themselves to a big pile of CDs […]

cool pic of mtl

Never seen a shot of the city from this perspective: [pic by caribb; via spacingmontreal]