Hugh McGuire

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

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camps, of various kinds

i’m at podcamp boston (presenting tomorrow at 11am). on nov 3 i will be at barcampmtl3.

BookReview: Henderson the Rain King

Henderson the Rain King product book by Saul Bellow Saul Bellow, who died in 2005, was one of the great American writers of the post-war period, among a group (including Mailer, Cheever, Vonnegut; later: Heller, Roth, Updike) who forged the American literary and cultural consciousness of the late 40s, 50s, and paved the way for […]

a friendly paypal for podcasts

Why do so many of my posts start with: Mike from ISF was talking about … anyway: Mike from ISF was talking about micropayments, so I throw out this thought to the wind: PayPal’s sort of annoying and I don’t really trust them. I don’t know why. I just don’t. But having some form of […]

free software, nozick, anarchy right & left

I have been thinking about Free Software as a uniquely successful anarchist project, and one which may well–through its success–have impacts beyond the tools we use on our computers. By “anarchist” I mean of course the actual definition, rather than reference to black-masked Molotov-cocktail-throwers, namely: a project based on the voluntary cooperation of free individuals, […]