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The New Thing Called Wired Magazine

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While everyone is spending their day talking about Microsoft and Yahoo, I thought I’d share an email with you from 1993.  Once again, my old friend Warren Katz has dug into his email archive and pulled out a doozy.  This time I’m introducing him to this great new magazine called Wired.

Subject: Wired.com
Date: 25 Apr 93 16:57:27 EDT
From: Bradley Feld <
75170.1206@CompuServe.COM>
To: Warren Katz

Warren,

If you haven’t seen it already, check out the new magazine WIRED. It’s excellent. Flood them with press releases for Mak — they’ll definitely pick you up (in issue #1 there’s an article about SimNet and in issue #2 there’s an article about how Jaron Lanier is fearless).

If you haven’t heard of them, email them at info@wired.com.

Hope you’re doing well. I’m back in town for a few weeks — let’s get together.

… Bradley

Yeah – well – I thought it was funny.  Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

  • http://www.sotirov.com Emil Sotirov

    My wife and I were studying at U of M in Ann Arbor… when we entered a grocery store one day… and a peculiar magazine cover attracted my attention. We bought it on the spot – it was the first issue of WIRED.

  • Brian Hart

    Warren should write about data retention… how he's managed to save and index emails from 15 years ago.

    • Warren Katz

      Well, I guess it's laziness mostly to blame (or credit). We started MAK in 1990 and bought a SUN workstation to do all our work on. I had a PC as a client running some X-term utility, and I just started saving all my personal emails. I do this in real life too. I've saved every personal letter I have ever received since I left for college in 1982. I am constantly pulling out ancient letters from friends and family. People are usually baffled. After a couple of successful conversions leading up to my current Mozilla client, I still have plenty of emails from the early 90s cluttering up my saved mailboxes. “I'll clean it all out one of these days” I've been saying for 15 years. This is the digital attic of the 21st century.

      And, I still have that first issue of Wired…

  • http://www.petelaurina.com Pete Laurina

    Start training to run marathons, become faster than Brad, then go run every marathon he does and talk his ear off the entire time until he finally gives you a job. ;-) … remember to be faster than him, otherwise he'll just drop you and leave you behind.

  • http://www.petelaurina.com Pete Laurina

    Start training to run marathons, become faster than Brad, then go run every marathon he does and talk his ear off the entire time until he finally gives you a job. ;-) … remember to be faster than him, otherwise he'll just drop you and leave you behind.

  • Pete Laurina

    not sure why that last post went to the wrong blog entry…. weird.

  • Pete Laurina

    not sure why that last post went to the wrong blog entry…. weird.

  • Emil Sotirov

    My wife and I were studying at U of M in Ann Arbor… when we entered a grocery store one day… and a peculiar magazine cover attracted my attention. We bought it on the spot – it was the first issue of WIRED.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/brian_hart1973 brian_hart1973

    Warren should write about data retention… how he's managed to save and index emails from 15 years ago.

  • Warren Katz

    Well, I guess it's laziness mostly to blame (or credit). We started MAK in 1990 and bought a SUN workstation to do all our work on. I had a PC as a client running some X-term utility, and I just started saving all my personal emails. I do this in real life too. I've saved every personal letter I have ever received since I left for college in 1982. I am constantly pulling out ancient letters from friends and family. People are usually baffled. After a couple of successful conversions leading up to my current Mozilla client, I still have plenty of emails from the early 90s cluttering up my saved mailboxes. "I'll clean it all out one of these days" I've been saying for 15 years. This is the digital attic of the 21st century.

    And, I still have that first issue of Wired…

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