Hugh McGuire

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

beautiful writing

Good writing is such as pleasure, especially when it’s about something you care about: Without the kooks and the insulters and the spray-can taggers, Wikipedia would just be the most useful encyclopedia ever made. Instead it’s a fast-paced game of paintball.

getting to know a text

I just finished writing a book review, for Books in Canada (I’ve suggested they fix their site). My reviewing technique, which is the same technique I used writing papers on texts in university, and is probably total overkill, is to make notes of important passages while reading, and then copy all those passages out (in […]