Wired (magazine)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Wired
Logo of Wired.
Editor-in-ChiefNicholas Thompson
Former editorsLouis Rossetto
CategoriesBusiness, technology, life, thought leader
FrequencyMonthly
Total circulation
(January 2017)
870,101[1]
First issueMarch/April 1993; 26 years ago (1993)
CompanyCondé Nast Publications
CountryUnited States
Based inSan Francisco, California, USA
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.wired.com
ISSN1059-1028
OCLC number24479723

Wired (called WIRED) is a magazine written in English. It is issued to readers once a month. They also put up their editions on the Internet, on their own website. Their writers write about politics, the economy, and how new technology changes culture. The magazine belongs to a company called Condé Nast, and has it’s headquarters in San Francisco, California.[2]

They have other kinds of their magazine like Wired UK, Wired Italia, etc. In their first “colophons”, they said that a Canadian named Marshall McLuhan was their “patron saint”.[3] When it started, influence on the magazine’s editorials was strongest about “techno-utopian” stuff.

There is a paywall on the website, which is 20 US dollars a year.[4] During the time Condé Nast owned the magazine, Wired News took care of the website.

History[change | change source]

The magazine was started by a journalist named Louis Rossetto and his friend Jane Metcalfe, along with Ian Charles Stewart, in 1993. In the early days, they were backed up by a software entrepreneur named Charlie Jackson and an academic named Nicholas Negroponte of the MIT Media Lab, who was a columnist for six years (through 1998) and wrote the book Being Digital. The founding designers were John Plunkett and Barbara Kuhr (Plunkett+Kuhr), starting with a 1991 verson and keeing up through the first five years of their magazine, 1993–98.

Wired, who said it was "the Rolling Stone of technology",[5] showed off at the Macworld conference on January 2, 1993.[6], gained success at its launch, it was loved by many for its vision, originality, innovation, and cultural impact.[source?] In its first four years, the magazine earned two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence and one for Design.

Wired building located in San Francisco

The founding executive editor of Wired, Kevin Kelly, was once an editor of the Whole Earth Catalog and the Whole Earth Review and took with him a few contributing writers from those publications. Six writers of the first Wired issue (1.1) had made stories for Whole Earth Review, with the most famous writer being Bruce Sterling (who was highlighted on the first cover)[2] and Stewart Brand. Other people who contribute to Whole Earth were also shown in the magazine, including William Gibson, who was shown on Wired's cover in its first year and his article "Disneyland with the Death Penalty" in issue 1.4 resulted in the publication being banned in Singapore.[7]

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "WMG Media Kit 2017" (PDF). Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Alex French. "The Very First Issues of 19 Famous Magazines". Mental Floss. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  3. Stahlman, Mark (1996). "The English ideology and Wired Magazine". Imaginary Futures. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  4. Johnson, Eric (February 1, 2018). "Why Wired is still putting out a print magazine in 2018". Recode. Vox Media. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  5. Cobb, Nathan (November 24, 1992). "Terminal Chic: Technology is moving out of computers and into the culture". The Boston Globe. p. 29.
  6. Carr, David (July 27, 2003). "The Coolest Magazine on the Planet". New York Times.
  7. Mehegan, David (March 1, 1995). "Multimedia Animal Wired Visionary Nicholas Negroponte is MIT's Loud Voice of the Future". The Boston Globe.