1993 - Wired Manifesto - Louis Rossetto
In 1993, WIRED cofounder Louis Rossetto wrote an impassioned manifesto in the first issue of the magazine. Twenty-five years on, his vision looks amazingly prescient. But the letter, which includes the infamous and slightly inaccurate phrase "Bengali typhoon" (Bengali storms are actually called cyclones), has never been posted online—till now. Here, then, are the words we still live by. Why WIRED?
Because the Digital Revolution is whipping through our lives like a Bengali typhoon—while the mainstream media is still groping for the snooze button.
And because the computer "press" is too busy churning out the latest PCInfoComputingCorporateWorld iteration of its ad sales formula cum parts catalog to discuss the meaning or context of social changes so profound their only parallel is probably the discovery of fire.
There are a lot of magazines about technology. WIRED is not one of them. WIRED is about the most powerful people on the planet today—the Digital Generation. These are the people who not only foresaw how the merger of computers, telecommunications, and the media is transforming life at the cusp of the new millennium, they are making it happen.
Our first instruction to our writers: Amaze us.
Our second: We know a lot about digital technology, and we are bored with it. Tell us something we've never heard before, in a way we've never seen before. If it challenges our assumptions, so much the better.
So why now, why WIRED? Because in the age of information overload, the ultimate luxury is meaning and context.
Or put another way, if you're looking for the soul of our new society in wild metamorphosis, our advice is simple. Get WIRED.
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