I've been reading WIRED (I refuse to link to them, that's how pissed I am) since about 1995, a couple of years after it first started up.
It used to be a cutting edge-of-technology magazine for telecommunications, computers, and the computer/hacker culture.
They broke stories, started trends, and influenced the hacker culture to some extent, and had excellent articles.
Over the years, I noted a left-leaning drift, and within the last 12~18 months they went all East Coast/Beltway/Metrosexual/Global Warming/bullshit/Democratic Party/Renewable Energy/Obama-is-god bat-shit crazy.
Long gone are articles and interviews with the movers and shakers of the PC and Technology Industries.
No more "Japanese Schoolgirl Watch" column, either.
The newest issue came the other day, and who's on the cover as a "guest editor"?
Serena Williams, the freaking tennis player!
I have no problem with Ms. Williams as an athlete, as she's proven her prowess repeatedly. But as a guest editor of a TECH magazine?
And then there's the headline, in red print, on the cover....
"Let's Change The Future.......Race, Gender, and Equality in the Digital Age"
What a crock of CRAP!
With this issue, WIRED has finally crossed the line from being an interesting tech magazine, to being just another East Coast, Big City "Lifestyle" rag, as if there aren't enough of those out there already.
I didn't look inside the "magazine", even for curiosity value. It went right in the dumpster, and so will all the others I get until my subscription expires.
I'm just glad it comes in a plastic wrapper so I don't have to soil my hands with it......