Hugh McGuire

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

Conservatives Mad at Bush (Finally)

I’m no conservative, but I’ve long said that the people who should be most angry with Bush & Co. (or, better, who are most responsible for Bush & Co.) are the real conservatives in America. They have allowed this president, his administration, and the people behind him to undermine true conservatism in the name of […]

Google Books Settlement

I was at the annual meeting of the Open Content Alliance (hosted by the Internet Archive) when news of the big settlement between Google and Authors over use of out-of-print and orphan works in Google’s Book Search. The Open Content Alliance is an open, public domain version of Google’s book scanning endeavour, which is dedicated […]