My impression of the last half-dozen issues of Wired:
- Messy, cramped layout.
- Colors that clash and don’t add information.
- Tons of ads. And I mean multiple consecutive pages of just ads. Very few full pages of content.
- Many stories have a fearmongering aspect. A good example is the article on Simon Singh, who was sued about his work on pseudoscience. This is portrayed like a Worrying Threat To Science, as though religious nutjobs haven’t been doing this for decades.
- Lots of fluff. Snippets of trivia. Speculation based on tiny samples of data.
It’s like reading a randomly colorized Twitter feed that’s half advertisements.