Going Postal (Feb. 1993 WIRED?)
philip at CS.BRANDEIS.EDU
Sat Dec 14 20:45:14 UTC 2002
An interesting piece of word trivia about the first issue of Wired -
the word 'Internet' only showed up once in the premier issue, and it
was in a fake e-mail address in Nicholas Negroponte's column. He
signed it with the e-mail address nicholas at internet, which is not a
valid e-mail address. Kind of interesting for a magazine that would
go on to become synonymous with the culture of the Internet boom.
At 1:33 PM -0500 12/14/02, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
>On Sat, Dec 14, 2002 at 01:17:06PM -0500, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
>> Do I read the OED entry correctly? "Going Postal" is from a
>>February 1993 edition of WIRED?
>No, it's February 1994; we found this out too late to get the
>> The NYPL record seems to indicate that WIRED began in May
>>1993. I'm re-checking it right now. Perhaps a WIRED person
>>is online here.
>No, the first issue of Wired is just called the "Premier
>Issue," with no indication of date within 1993 in the issue
>itself, but it was later referred to as March/April. (You
>can see this at wired.com, for example.)
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