Basically what I'm saying is that I cannot believe Wired is still being published 2 decades later. That's a hell of a long time to slide on its early pedigree.
I've subsequently worked with some of Wired's founders, who were all interesting and off doing new things. What's left behind, especially after Condé Nast, I can't begin to imagine.
I suspect it has something to do with Condé Nast buying them around '98. Wired was getting a line to "legitimate" East-coast publishing world of Vogue and GQ, and Condé Nast was buying its way into tech culture which it had no gateway into. (And I think that's why they've held onto it. It's their Rolling Stone, of a sort.)
I also did a little work for Vivid, but it wasn't in that building, so I'm not sure when that would have been.
We clearly have some reminiscing to catch up on...
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