Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".


@niconiconi @epicmorphism Damn, I'd almost forgotten that Wired used to be good (and I used to read it back then!)

@tfb @epicmorphism Last time I opened Wired, I saw an story that says, "new evolution of DDoS, known as Memcache", it's almost a "The Hacker known as 4 Chan" joke.

The original Wired was marvelous, an notable #cyberpunk mag. You could see Bruce Sterling's reports, W. Gibson's commentary, and N. Stephenson's 300,000-words story of submarine cables. It was the Wired that inspirited the DotCom bubble, for good or ill.

Nowadays, it's a waste of time, only very occasionally publishes well-researched articles.

@niconiconi @epicmorphism That's the Wired I almost forgot. I stopped reading when they got too breathless over the dot-coms, so I guess 1996-7?

@tfb @niconiconi @epicmorphism I remember Wired being like 300 pages per issue every month due to all the ads. Then the Y2K bubble popped and then they scaled back to around 84-100 pages.

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