Wired and tripe

Via Daring Fireball:

A decade ago, Wired was my favorite magazine. Today, they print mind-numbing tripe like Leander Kahney’s 3,500-word cover story, “How Apple Got Everything Right by Doing Everything Wrong”.

Nothing special (just another of John Gruber’s brutal tear-downs of an illogical article about Apple), but I completely agree that Wired has gone downhill (I’ve pointed it out before). Although I still sometimes find a good article in Wired, most of the articles I’ve read recently have made me wonder if there is an editorial staff, and if so why they don’t appear to have any idea what good journalism is.

You know it’s bad when a guy whose primary interest throughout school was printing lies is able to spot a publication that has lost its sense of what makes good journalism good.

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  1. chezfugu says:

    I totally agree. I dropped my subscription two years ago.

  2. dean says:

    Yup, the quality of the content has definitely dropped precipitously. I knew it was time to drop my subscription when even my teenage son, who is ostensibly closer to their target demographic than I am these days, stopped reading it.

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