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Encyclopedia > Wired (magazine)
Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson
Former Editors Louis Rossetto
Categories Technology, Internet, Computer industry
Frequency Monthly
Total Circulation
First issue January 1993
Company Condé Nast Publications
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Website http://wired.com
ISSN 1059-1028

Wired is a full-color monthly American magazine and on-line periodical published in San Francisco, California since March 1993. Owned by Condé Nast Publications, it reports on how technology affects culture, the economy, and politics. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Chris Anderson Chris Anderson speaking at Boalt Hall. ... Louis Rossetto (born 1949) is an American journalist. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... Computer industry is a collective term used to describe the whole range of businesses involved in developing computer software, designing computer hardware and computer networking infrastructures, the manufacture of computer components and the provision of information technology services. ... Condé Nast Publications Inc is a worldwide magazine publishing company based in New York City. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... ISSN, or International Standard Serial Number, is the unique eight-digit number applied to a periodical publication including electronic serials. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Condé Nast Publications Inc is a worldwide magazine publishing company based in New York City. ...

Wired's editorial stance was originally inspired by the ideas of Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan, credited as the magazine's "patron saint" in early colophons. Wired has both been admired and disliked for its strong libertarian principles, its enthusiastic embrace of techno-utopianism, and its sometimes experimental layout with its bold use of fluorescent and metallic inks. “McLuhan” redirects here. ... Saint Quentin is the patron saint of locksmiths and is also invoked against coughs and sneezes. ... In publishing, a colophon describes details of the production of a book. ... This article is about the political philosophy based on private property rights. ... Techno-utopianism refers to any ideology based on the belief that advanced science and technology will eventually bring about a techno-utopia, a future society with ideal living conditions for all its citizens. ...

From 1998 to 2006, Wired magazine and Wired News (which publishes at Wired.com) had separate owners. However, throughout that time, Wired News remained responsible for reprinting Wired magazine's content online, due to a business agreement made when Condé Nast purchased the magazine (but not the website). In July 2006, Condé Nast announced an agreement to buy Wired News for $25 million, reuniting the magazine with its website. Wired News, online at Wired. ...



The magazine was founded by American journalist Louis Rossetto and his partner Jane Metcalfe in 1993 with initial backing from software entrepreneur Charlie Jackson and industry pundit Nicholas Negroponte of the MIT Media Lab, who was a regular columnist for six years, through 1998. The founding designers were John Plunkett and Barbara Kuhr (Plunkett+Kuhr), beginning with a 1991 prototype and continuing through the first five years of publication, 1993-98. Louis Rossetto (born 1949) is an American journalist. ... Jane Metcalfe is the former president and co-founder of Wired Ventures, creator and original publisher of Wired Magazine. ... Charlie Jackson is a National Football League defensive quality control coach for the Green Bay Packers. ... Nicholas Negroponte Nicholas Negroponte (born 1943) is an architect and computer scientist best known as the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technologys Media Lab. ... “MIT” redirects here. ... The MIT Media Lab engages in education and research in the digital technology used for expression and communication. ...

Wired was a great success at its launch and was lauded for its vision, originality, innovation and cultural impact. In its first four years, the magazine won two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence and one for Design. At inception Wired was also often compared to a predecessor, the magazine Mondo 2000. They both shared a creative use of design, and a cyberculture subject matter. Early issues of Wired showed a clear influence of Mondo 2000, but over time the two magazines diverged as Wired developed its own, more business-oriented identity. Mondo 2000 retained its more subversive interpretation of cyberculture, while Wired shifted emphasis in an increasingly mainstream direction. Wired also toned down the extremities of design that made it difficult to read. The founding executive editor of Wired, Kevin Kelly, was formerly one of the editors of the Whole Earth Catalog and the Whole Earth Review, and he brought with him many contributing writers from those publications. Six authors of the first issue, Wired 1.01 had written for Whole Earth Review, most notably Bruce Sterling and Stewart Brand. Other contributors to Whole Earth appeared in Wired, including William Gibson, who was featured on Wired's cover in its first year. Mondo 2000 #13 Mondo 2000 was a glossy cyberculture magazine published in California during the 1980s and 1990s. ... Cyberculture is a frequently and flexibly used term lacking an explicit meaning. ... This page is about the magazine editor. ... The Whole Earth Catalog was a sizeable catalog published twice a year from 1968 to 1972, and occasionally thereafter, until 1998. ... Whole Earth Review is the former name of a magazine once known as CoEvolution Quarterly and now known as Whole Earth. ... Stewart Brand speaking September 5, 2004 Stewart Brand (born December 14, 1938 in Rockford, Illinois) is an author, editor, and creator of The Whole Earth Catalog and CoEvolution Quarterly. ...

The Geekipedia supplement
The Geekipedia supplement

Despite the fact that Kelly was involved in launching the WELL, an early source of public access to the Internet and even earlier non-Internet online experience, Wired's first issue (1.01) de-emphasized the Internet, and primarily talked about interactive games, cell-phone hacking, digital special effects, military simulations, and Japanese otaku. However, the first issue contained some references to the internet, including online-dating and internet sex, and a tutorial on installing a "bozo filter." The last page, a column written by Nicholas Negroponte, was written in the style of an e-mail message, but contained obviously fake, non-standard e-mail addresses. By the third issue in the fall of 1993 the 'Net Surf' column began listing interesting FTP sites, news groups, and email addresses, at a time when the numbers of these things were small and this information was still extremely novel to the public. Wired was among the first magazines to list the email address of its authors and contributors. Otaku ) is a derisive Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests in manga, anime or hentai. ... This article is about the File Transfer Protocol standardised by the IETF. For other file transfer protocols, see File transfer protocol (disambiguation). ... ... E-mail, or email, is short for electronic mail and is a method of composing, sending, and receiving messages over electronic communication systems. ...

The magazine was quickly followed by a companion website HotWired, a book publishing division HardWired, a Japanese edition, and a short-lived British edition, Wired UK. In 1994, John Battelle, co-founding editor, commissioned Jules Marshall to write a piece on the Zippies. The cover story broke records for being one of the most publicised stories of the year and was used to promote Wired's HotWired news service.[1] HotWired was the first commercial web magazine, launched on October 27, 1994. ... John Linwood Battelle is a journalist and visiting professor of journalism at UC Berkeley. ... Jules Marshall (1962, England) has been an editor for Mediamatic Magazine since 1989. ... Zippies (n) (pl) A techno-hippy with suss. ...

HotWired itself spawned dozens of websites including Webmonkey, the search engine Hotbot, and a weblog, Suck.com. In June 1998, the magazine even launched its own stock index, The Wired Index, since July 2003 called The Wired 40. Hotbot Hotbot was one of the early Internet search engines and was launched in May 1996 as a service of Wired Magazine. ... suck. ...

The fortune of the magazine and allied enterprises corresponded closely to that of the dot-com bubble. In 1996, Rossetto and the other participants in Wired Ventures attempted to take the company public with an IPO. The initial attempt had to be withdrawn in the face of a downturn in the stock market, and especially the internet sector, during the summer of 1996. The second try was also unsuccessful. The dot-com bubble was a speculative bubble covering roughly 1995–2001 during which stock markets in Western nations saw their value increase rapidly from growth in the new Internet sector and related fields. ... IPO redirects here. ...

Rossetto and Metcalfe lost control of Wired Ventures to financial investors Providence Equity in May 1998, who quickly sold off the company in pieces. Wired was purchased by Advance Publications, who assigned it to Advance's subsidiary, New York-based publisher Condé Nast Publications (while keeping Wired's editorial offices in San Francisco). Advance Publications is an American media company owned by the descendants of S.I. Newhouse. ... This article is about the state. ...

After the dot-com crash

During the dot-com boom, Wired had to compete with the multitude of technology reporting and sources available on the Internet, including The Industry Standard, Business 2.0 and the Red Herring. With the crash of the dot-com boom, however, Wired outlasted its competition, and found a new direction under editor-in-chief Chris Anderson, who took on the job in June 2001. The Industry Standard was a weekly magazine based in San Francisco which began publication in the spring of 1998. ... cover Business 2. ... August 29, 2005 cover of Red Herring magazine Red Herring is a weekly magazine focused on the business of funding, building, and taking new technologies to market. ... Dot-com (also dotcom or redundantly dot. ... Chris Anderson speaking at Boalt Hall. ...

The new era

Under Anderson, Wired has produced some agenda-setting articles, including the April 2003 "Welcome to the Hydrogen Economy" story, the November 2003 "Open Source Everywhere" issue (which put Linus Torvalds on the cover and articulated the idea that the open-source method was taking off outside of software, including encyclopedias as evidenced by Wikipedia), the February 2004 "Kiss Your Cubicle Goodbye" issue (which presented the outsourcing issue from both American and Indian perspectives), and an October 2004 article by Chris Anderson, which coined the popular term Long Tail. A hydrogen economy is a hypothetical economy in which the energy needed for motive power (for automobiles or other vehicle types) or electricity (for stationary applications) is derived from reacting hydrogen (H2) with oxygen. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... Linus Benedict Torvalds   (born December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish software engineer best known for initiating the development of the Linux kernel. ... Cyclopedia redirects here. ... Wikipedia (IPA: , or ( ) is a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia project, operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization. ... A cubicle desk forms an integral whole with the five or six foot high partitions that separate it from the neighbors. ... Outsourcing is subcontracting a process, such as product design or manufacturing, to a third-party company. ... The phrase The Long Tail (as a proper noun with capitalized letters) was first coined by Chris Anderson in an October 2004 Wired magazine article[1] to describe certain business and economic models such as Amazon. ...

The November 2004 issue of Wired was published with The Wired CD. All of the songs on the CD were released under various Creative Commons licenses, an attempt to push alternative copyright into the spotlight. Most of the songs were contributed by major artists, including the Beastie Boys, My Morning Jacket, Paul Westerberg, David Byrne, and Le Tigre. The Wired CD is an album that was released in 2004 as a collaborative effort between Wired magazine, Creative Commons, and sixteen musicians and groups. ... The Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others legally to build upon and share. ... The Beastie Boys are a hip hop musical group from New York City consisting of Michael Mike D Diamond, Adam MCA Yauch, Adam Ad-Rock Horovitz. ... My Morning Jacket is an American rock band known for their reverb-heavy sound, their eclectic mix of indie rock, country rock, psychedelic, and jam band styles, and enthusiastic and energetic live shows. ... Westerberg during a performance. ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a Grammy Award, Academy Award and Golden Globe winning musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ... Le Tigre (album) Le Tigre (shirt) Le Tigre is a feminist electro post-punk band formed in 1998 by Kathleen Hanna. ...

In 2005 the magazine won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the category of 500,000 to 1,000,000 subscribers.[2] That same year Anderson won Advertising Age's editor of the year award.[2] Advertising Age is a magazine, chronicling trends in advertisement. ...

In 2006, writer Jeff Howe and editor Mark Robinson coined the term Crowdsourcing in the June issue.[citation needed] Crowdsourcing is a neologism for the act of taking a job traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people, in the form of an open call. ...

In May 2007, the magazine again won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence.[2]

Over the years, Wired's writers have included John Perry Barlow, Paul Boutin, Stewart Brand, Gareth Branwyn, Po Bronson, Douglas Coupland, James Daly, Joshua Davis, J. Bradford DeLong, David Diamond, Patrick Di Justo, Cory Doctorow, Esther Dyson, Mark Frauenfelder, Simson Garfinkel, William Gibson, Mike Godwin, George Gilder, Steven Johnson, Bill Joy, Leander Kahney, Richard Kadrey, Jaron Lanier, Lawrence Lessig, Paul Levinson, Steven Levy, Wil McCarthy, Charles Platt, Spencer Reiss, Howard Rheingold, Rudy Rucker, Paul Saffo, Peter Schwartz, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, John Hodgman, Kevin Warwick and Gary Wolf. John Perry Barlow (born Jackson Hole, Wyoming, October 3, 1947) is an American poet, essayist, retired Wyoming cattle rancher, and former lyricist for the Grateful Dead. ... Paul Boutin (born 1961 in Lewiston, Maine) is a freelance magazine writer who writes about technology in a pop-culture context. ... Stewart Brand speaking September 5, 2004 Stewart Brand (born December 14, 1938 in Rockford, Illinois) is an author, editor, and creator of The Whole Earth Catalog and CoEvolution Quarterly. ... Gareth Branwyn is a writer, editor, and media critic who writes about technology and technoculture for Wired, Make, Esquire, the Baltimore Sun, and other publications. ... Po Bronson is an American journalist and author. ... Douglas Coupland (born December 30, 1961) is a major Canadian fiction writer as well as a playwright and visual artist. ... James Daly is a San Francisco Bay Area journalist. ... Joshua Davis, a. ... J. Bradford DeLong (b. ... David Diamond may refer to: David Diamond (composer) (1915–2005), American composer David Diamond (journalist) David Diamond (songwriter), songwriter with Canadian band The Kings Category: ... Patrick Di Justo (born April 11, 1964) is a freelance magazine writer who writes about science and technology. ... Cory Doctorow (born July 17, 1971) is a blogger, journalist and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. ... Esther Dyson in San Francisco in 2005 Esther Dyson (born 14 July 1951 in Zürich, Switzerland) is a self-described authority on emerging digital technology, and considered a founding member of the digerati. ... Mark Frauenfelder Mark Frauenfelder is a weblogger, illustrator, and journalist. ... Simson L. Garfinkel is a journalist and writer specializing in the field of computer security, who has written fourteen books on computing. ... For other persons named William Gibson, see William Gibson (disambiguation). ... Mike Godwin Mike Godwin is an American attorney and author. ... George Gilder (born 1939, in New York City) is a libertarian, right-wing, American philosopher, futurologist, and author. ... Steven Berlin Johnson Steven Berlin Johnson (born June 6, 1968) is an American popular science author. ... Bill Joy William Nelson Joy (born Nov 8, 1954), commonly known as Bill Joy, is an American computer scientist. ... Leander Kahney is an editor at Wired News. ... Richard Kadrey is a novelist, freelance writer, and photographer based in San Francisco. ... Jaron Lanier Jaron Lanier (born 1960) is a virtual reality developer. ... Not to be confused with Lawrence Lessing. ... Paul Levinson, 2002 Paul Levinson (b. ... Steven Levy Steven Levy (born 1951) is an American journalist who has written several books on computers, technology, cryptography, the Internet, cybersecurity, and privacy. ... Wil McCarthy (born September 16, 1966, Princeton, New Jersey) is a science fiction novelist, Chief Technology Officer for Galileo Shipyards (an aerospace research corporation), and the science columnist for the Sci Fi Channel (United States) (example below). ... Spencer Reiss (born New York 1952) is a former Newsweek foreign correspondent, now a contributing editor at Wired magazine. ... Howard Rheingold at the Ars Electronica in 2004 Howard Rheingold (born July 7, 1947) is a leading thinker and writer on the cultural, social and political implications of modern communications media such as the Internet, mobile telephony and virtual communities (a term he is credited with inventing). ... Rudy Rucker, Fall 2004, photo by Georgia Rucker. ... Bill Joy (left) with Paul Saffo (right). ... Peter Schwartz is the cofounder and chairman of Global Business Network (a partner of the Monitor Group), a company based in Emeryville, California that works to help big companies think about the future. ... Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer, known primarily for his science fiction works in the postcyberpunk genre with a penchant for explorations of society, mathematics, currency, and the history of science. ... For other persons named Bruce Sterling, see Bruce Sterling (disambiguation). ... John Hodgman in 2006 John Kellogg Hodgman[1] (born June 1971) is an American author and humorist who is best known for his personification of a PC in Apples Get a Mac advertising campaign and his correspondent work on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. ... Kevin Warwick speaking at the Tomorrows People conference in 2006 hosted by Oxford University. ... This article refers to the journalist and contributing editor for Wired magazine. ...


Wired NextFest
Wired NextFest

Recent promotional events by the magazine include:[3]

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  • Geekipedia is a supplement to Wired.[4]


  1. ^ Wired, July 1994, page 133
  2. ^ a b Edge: Chris Anderson. Edge Foundation. Retrieved on 2007-07-19.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Geekipedia

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  • Wolf, Gary (2003). Wired: A Romance. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-375-50290-4. 

External links

  • Wired News (owned by Condé Nast Publications)
  • Wired Netvibes Universe
  • Back Catalog Article Listing/Rating
  • NextFest
  • The 'Future of Green' at WIRED NextFest
  • Wired Science TV show on PBS
  • Wired (magazine) is at coordinates 37°46′51″N 122°23′45″W / 37.7808, -122.3957 (Wired (magazine))Coordinates: 37°46′51″N 122°23′45″W / 37.7808, -122.3957 (Wired (magazine))

Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Wired UK

  • "Wired UK: what nearly happened", an article on the rise and fall of Wired UK
  • The short-lived Wired UK
  • List of Wired UK employees
  • Wired UK archive - reproduces some of the articles that appeared in the magazine.
  • The Long Tail - blog of Wired editor-in-chief, Chris Anderson, revolving around the themes of his book The Long Tail
Chris Anderson may mean: Chris Anderson (Microsoft) is an architect at Microsoft Chris Anderson (Wired) is the Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine Chris Anderson (YDA) is a Young Democrats of America activist from Chattanooga, Tennessee Chris Anderson (Rugby League) is a former Rugby League winger and also coach for...

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Wired was greatly admired for its bold design and its coverage of "digital culture".
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