wired is digital culture cocaine.I saw an ad for wired, in Details magazine:I remember my first taste of wired. I was giddy, excited, confident to be a part of a cool new cultural movement. I couldn't wait to get the next issue.today I read it and I feel paranoid. like I'm not caught up! like there's a great technology party going on somewhere, and I'm not there!
now hold on a second. I've got a powerPC laptop. I've got a web page. I've got tons of friends who practically live on computers. I know a fair number of folks who make digital stuff happen.
I am not supposed to feel left out of "the digital revolution." it read,this is the digital revolution,give me a break.
you are either part of the steamroller,
or part of the road.
that ain't inclusive! that ain't encouraging!
that's capitalist meglomaniacal pave-the-earth puffery.
If I get the feeling I'm being left out of something cool, then I can't imagine how less computer literate folk feel. perhaps inadequate. it's regrettable that wired holds so much of the digital culture spotlight with elitism - I'm more inclined to the inclusive,
especially if I can help set the tone.