Hugh McGuire

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

Category: writing

The Bluring Lines Between Books and the Internet (TEDx Montreal)

Here is me talking about books & the internet at TEDx Montreal:

Forbes and Me

My O’Reilly article, about books and the internet, got picked up by Forbes: The Vanishing Line Between Books And Internet.

Good Links- Weekly: August 28

This weeks’ Good Links wherein Mitch (w / t) Alistair (w / t) and I choose links for each other. A Textbook Example of What’s Wrong with Education – Edutopia. “This piece looks at how school textbooks are purchased in the US, and how a strange combination of Gerrymandering, industry consolidation, and book budgets are […]

Good Links, Weekly – July 24

More Good Links: Mitch (w / t) picks a link for me and a link for Alistair (w / t). Alistair and I do the same. Star Wars: Episode 1 – Red Letter Media. Alistair for Hugh: Techcrunch recently covered a three-hour, candid discussion with Conan O’Brien in which he said of Big Media producers, […]

Good Links – Weekly (July 3, 2010)

This is week two of the Good Links Exchange, with selections from Mitch, Alistair and me. Each week, each of us choses one link each specifically for each of the other two guys, for a total of six links a week. For more info on this little project and the original post, check Mitch’s blog. […]

Good Links (Weekly?)

I had lunch last week with Mitch Joel (t/w) and Alistair Croll (t/w). Amid lots of brain-exploding chatter, Mitch had a nice idea: how about each week we each pick a good link for each of the other two guys. So, every week, six good links, specially chosen. Our own personalized weekly Givemesomethingtoread, that other […]

On Writing Clearly

Semi-regularly, mostly as a reminder to myself, I post George Orwell’s six rules of good writing, from his 1946 essay, Politics and the English Language. I was spurred to post them again after reading Tony Judt’s essay Words* in the NYR Blog. (As an aside, I had an interesting discussion with Alexande Enkerli, who suggests […]

What We’re Building

Announcing BookCamp Toronto, June 6

Announcing BookCamp Toronto, Saturday, June 6, 2009 at the MaRS Center, 101 College Street. BookCampToronto is a free unconference (definition at wikipedia) about: The future of books, writing, publishing, and the book business in the digital age. For more information, and to register, suggest sessions, please visit the wiki. BookCamp Toronto is inspired by BookCamp […]

Things Our Friends Have Written on the Internet

From MagCulture: Ben emailed me last week promising a surprise, which duly arrived in the post yesterday. He and Russell have published a tabloid newsprint publication featuring some of their favourite posts from 23 friends’ blogs last year. The project came about when they found out how cheap and easy it is to print 1000 […]