My, How Wired Has Fallen

Sep 10 2010

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.

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