Re: A Push Media Critique

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Posted by Mark Stahlman on March 07, 1997 at 11:26:39:

In Reply to: Re: A Push Media Critique posted by Tilman Baumgaertel on March 06, 1997 at 12:25:08:


This could be a hoax (but since I predicted it, naturally, I kinda doubt it
and he did say he was "serious" three times ).

Kevin Kelly has just come on the "Goofy Leftists Sniping at WIRED" topic
#200 in the WELL's WIRED conference and started a contest to provide WIRED
with an ideology. He says they have making it all up as they go along and
now need a "consistent" ideology which they can "recite every morning."

I suspect that the WIRED editorial meltdown that we've been talking about
is now making a public appearance. The only thing that Geert left out in
his "Push" piece is that this coverstory is the boomerrang of the WIRED
"Great Web Wipeout" story of last year. They made great fun of the idea
that the Netscape version of the WEB was in trouble a year ago and, now, a
year later, they are admitting just that on the cover. Talk about hoisting
yourself on your own petard.

The problem is that "Push" won't work either (which they must suspect) and
so they don't know what to do. Kevin wants "two paragraph (max) ideology."

I suggested that they fire Louis Rosetto and then go counter-culture.

Mark Stahlman
New Media Associates
New York City

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