may 20


This was a strange week for Wired. The magazine held its 15-year anniversary party in NYC last night (FEWER FLASHBULBS, PLEASE), which doubled as a celebration for their purchase of Ars Technica and revival of Webmonkey. NYT responded with a piece vaguely condemning Wired's supposed drug advocacy in an issue that's not even on the newsstand anymore. David Carr came away with the smartest analysis, suggesting that Conde Nast is wise for keeping a small digital footprint. Although I question whether this is actually a "strategy" (doesn't "fear" sounds like a more accurate depiction?), spending millions on random properties is at least better than spending billions on faltering ones.


That was my piece that was vaguely-condemned in the Times. I was a little surprised they didn't talk to me about it. Even weirder, just nine days before the Times thought it was very, very bad, they apparently dug it.

posted by Mat at 3:16 PM on May 20, 2008

So, you're who I can finally get some provigil from?

posted by Rex at 3:23 PM on May 20, 2008

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