Missiles are indeed awesome
These too, more of these on a friday please.
Oddly, also made me wish i could pick up a copy of Wired right now, if only for nostalgias sake.
Oh 1995, those were the days.
So WiReD magazine is returning to the UK next year, after an 11 year absence. The very idea of "a UK edition of WiReD" is as strange as one of those creepy medical experiments where boffins graft an ear onto the back of a mouse; but you have to admire the suicidal determination of the publisher, Conde Naste. Last week we …
Delighted that Costco started carrying Wired U.S, I've been picking up a copy for the past couple of months, but not any more. Deluged by advertising, it's almost impossible to find the editorial content. So bad, in fact, that I almost abandoned the latest edition and dispatched it to the recycling bin. £4.50 for a magazine full of glossy ads is a bit too much to ask. Let's hope the new Wired U.K edition manages to strike a better balance between editorial and advertising..
Really? Did I miss something?
I stopped reading Wired because I got fed up when the advertising *was* the article! Every time some new movie came out, there was a whole edition of Wired devoted to it. "Spider Man 3 & the biology of Web 2.0", and other stupid shit like that. Not to mention that they thought it was "cool" to put "beta" at the top of their site in some nostalgic animated-gif-guy-with-shovel fashion, or the fact that they stopped producing "articles" with real life editing and such, and instead turned the whole pile of crap into a blog where every writer got to spew whatever textual diarrhea they wanted without having to justify or proof read it. They really used to have some good content, but now reading it makes me feel dirty.
BTW - for an American who missed the joke, why was Wired UK so reviled? Or did I just hit the nail on the head?
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