Hugh McGuire

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

quelques recontres

J’ai l’intention de participer à ces evenments: WikiWednesday (aujourd’hui, 16h30) Yulblog (aujourd’hui, 20h00) petit déjeuner des entrepreneurs web Montrealais (le 13 fev) podcamp toronto (le 24-25 fev) democamp montreal #1 (le 27 fev) democamp montreal #2 (le 29 mars) barcamp montreal #2 (april 28)

parc is parc

from patrick, chalk one up for the good guys. UPDATE: says mayor tremblay on the radio this morning: “I have learned that the opinion of citizens is important.” glad to know such important lessons are in the process of being absorbed by our leading politicians.

net neutrality panel, ottawa tonight

Net Neutrality: A Public Discussion on the Future of the Internet in Canada Date and Location: Tues, February 6, 2007 , 7 pm Admission: Free Ottawa Public Library Auditorium 120 Metcalfe St. Moderated by: Pippa Lawson: Executive Director, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) at the University of Ottawa Panelists: * Michael Geist: […]

if you got digg, you gotta dog

For the hardcore info junkie, there was no better feed for your veins than a feed of the purest quality, distilled from a mix of,, and Cease and desist letters sent. is now No harm done I guess, but digg are jerks.

BookReview: The Human Stain

The Human Stain product Book by Philip Roth This is my first Roth book, which is a little embarrassing since he’s considered by some to be the greatest living American writer. The Human Stain is supposed to be among his best, and it is a well-crafted work of great skill: about a black man who […]

climate reality check

We seem to have reached a tipping point in public and policy opinion on climate change, which is something of a relief, but also very scary. Up until even the last few weeks, I felt that my tiny contribution to the debate was through occasional posts here, addressing some of the science as we know […]

the web is us/ing us

Explains what the hell is going on on the web in a pretty compelling way. If you know all this, its fun to watch. If you don’t know all this, it might be too fast to follow. But entertaining nonetheless. (again)

So it’s registered and up and running: VisiblePolitics is a project to create a complete listing of Canadian federal politicians, parties and ridings, with information about policies, funding, voting records, public statements, press, among other things. VisiblePolitics is a source of information; it is NOT a source of, or forum for advocacy of any […]

climate (& iraq?)

According to a recent Globe & Mail poll, suddenly, strangely, climate change has become the most important issue for the majority of Canadians (climate change topped the list for 26% of Canadians, followed by health & security). A curious and surprising event, perhaps an interesting result of the democratic system. When the Liberals (as a […]

wente & murphy getting hot?

Splitting my previous climate post into 3 (since it was 3 separate ideas): Interesting shift in the Globe and Mail this weekend. Rex Murphy is the Globe’s shrillest climate alarmist-alarmist (he worries endlessly about the climate change propogandists and doomsdayers that run the National Academies of Sciences in all the biggest countries and economies of […]