Hugh McGuire

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

Category: misc

Well, nice in the same breath

@timberners_lee @librivox two new unrelated twitter accounts I've found today. #loveyourwork — Oliver Webb (@Ollyonzo) March 12, 2014

Nanowrimo Chapter from 2006 & the NSA

Back in 2006 I participated in a collaborative Nanowrimo novel, with a bunch of other LibriVox folk. Here is my chapter (from 2006)…which I resurface now for “fun” in light of all this NSA stuff. You can find the audiobook and links to the text here. I can’t remember how it ends! I guess we […]

Aaron Swartz, 1986-2013

I posted my remembrance of Arron Swartz over at LibriVox …

PressBooks to Go Open Source

Some news from my professional life … we’re going to release PressBooks (our online ebook/printbook/webbook publishing tool) as an open source WordPress plugin: PressBooks Going Open Source PressBooks is going open source. We will be releasing PressBooks as a WordPress plugin (to be used on a stand-alone WordPress install), under the open source GPL license, […]

Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto – Available Now!

More than a year ago, I pitched a book idea first to Brian O’Leary (who became the co-editor), and then to Joe Wikert at O’Reilly Media. It was indeed a “book idea” in every sense of the word(s), and I am thrilled to announce that the “final” product is available today. “Book: A Futurist’s Manfiesto” […]


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Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto

I co-edited this book! Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto A new book about the future of publishing, built on the PressBooks platform, a new way to make books. Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto: Essays from the bleeding edge of publishing (buy ebook / read free online), a handbook for publishers of the future, has been released by […]

I’ve Been Busy

I’ve been a bit busy lately. Sorry I haven’t posted here in a while. I think Beatrice might have something to do with it:

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Good Links – Weekly: August 14

This weeks’ Good Links wherein Mitch (w / t) Alistair (w / t) and I choose links for each other. Top Secret America – The Washington Post Alistair for Hugh: Put on your tinfoil hats: they really are out to get you! This Washington Post piece on Top Secret America includes an interactive exploration of […]