Steven Levy going to Wired

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Mar 24, 2008.

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    Great guy ... potentially taking Leander's place

    Steven Levy is a great guy ... I hope he's going to take Leander Kahney's place.
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    IJ Reilly

    A year or so ago, I would not have called this a promotion. After all, Newsweek is a respected national magazine, and Wired has a spotty reputation. But now with all of the news magazines and newspapers going downhill rapidly I suppose this might even be a good move for a tech journalist. And a six-figure contract buyout -- wow!
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    He probably got canned for losing (or pretending to lose) his loaner MacBook Air.
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    I wonder if he will continue to get special treatment from Cupertino now that he's working for these guys.
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    Hm. I thought this said Eugene Levy and clicked. Is there anything that guy won't do?
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    Nah, I would have always called that a promotion....

    Say what you will about Wired magazine. They've always been considered a better source for *technical* stories and info than Newsweek! Newsweek is respected because it caters to the masses. Everyone's heard of it, and almost everyone has picked up a copy and read part of it while waiting for a haircut or a doctor's appointment. Schools commonly make students read it in class for projects, etc. Wired has a much sharper focus. They're about the "celebration of technology". If your focus as a writer is on technical topics, then Wired is a FAR better place to be than being forced to dumb-down everything for mass consumption in a generic "news magazine".

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    If he brought Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Parker Posey, Bob Balaban and company along with him, then Wired might actually be worth reading again. :D
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    IJ Reilly

    Magazines like Newsweek used to be considered the A-team of journalism. No longer. Presumably this is why Levy was prepared to bail.

    Wired has had some moments. I guess I'm reflecting on the lost potential, having watched them since the beginning. The tech magazine I really miss is Upside. They tried to be (for lack of a better description) the thinking-man's Wired. It didn't last long.

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