A Digital Education, Part II

June 27, 2013

I continued to be amazed by contents of the Wired 20th anniversary edition. The full extent by which the history reported in Wired over the past two decades mirrors the most important developments in digital technology is uncanny. The magazine experienced an editorial crisis when in 1998 it became a part of private company Condé Nast, best known for running The New Yorker (and Architectural Digest, GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue). But it recovered and continues to be one of the top sources of first-class journalism and in-depth analysis of our changing digital world. (more…)

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A Digital Education

June 5, 2013

The 20th anniversary issue of Wired magazine is a digital education, perhaps the best one I know. Self-congratulatory anniversary issues tend to be flaccid stuff, but this one is chock-a-block full of goodies, many by they-were-there journalists. I enjoyed the issue first as a trip down memory lane. Wired magazine, particularly in its first few years, deeply influenced my understanding and appreciation of the digital culture in which I was then immersed. When Conde Nast bought Wired they settled it down in ways that didn’t settle well with me, although unquestionably it continued to provide some of the best journalism afforded to the high-tech industry. (more…)

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A Publishing Education, Part II

June 2, 2013

In my last post I offered a brief look at publishing training as offered through Masters of Publishing courses, in particular, the Simon Fraser University (SFU) MPub course. The Passive Voice blog linked to the post which in turn coaxed out a few interesting comments. (more…)

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