John Perry Barlow on Mon, 9 Feb 1998 23:45:56 +0100 (MET)

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Re: <nettime> The Californian Demonology

At 4:23 PM -0500 2/6/98, Julian Dibbell wrote:
>Reading through the entertaining and generally right-on responses to
>Richard Barbrook's latest, I stumbled momentarily over Ted Byfield's casual
>assertion, regarding nettime's Satanic Day-Glo nemesis, that "the
>magazine's dying." I won't argue for or against the assertion, but it
>alerted me to the strange fact that nobody on this list seems to have made
>any mention of the tremendous and, I think, encouraging changes that took
>place at Wired late last year.

It is worth noting that Wired Ventures made a profit last year and that the
magazine, unburdened by its electronic enterprises would have made a very
large profit.

I would say that anyone out there gleefully writing our obituary might want
to hold off.


John Perry

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