december, 4, 2003 archives

get wired

wired - a romance by gary wolf is a history of wired magazine, from conception to the point of the buyout by condé nast and lycos. i never subscribed to wired in its heyday (and only have one now as a bonus from my salon subscription), but gary wolf was on the inside for much of the history he tells, and apparently had very good access to the principal players, so it seems to be a fairly rounded telling of the story.

it was funny mapping the personalities some of the people involved on to similar people i knew in the dotcom world, and i always find it funny to see the names of people i know in print. i was always surprised to see john battelle’s name pop up, since i had just recently added him to my favorites and hadn’t realized his background.

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