FOUND, once lost
, is found again
I made a post
posted by Rhaomi to MetaFilter-Related at 8:09 PM (21 comments total)
back in July about the sudden disappearance of FOUND from Wired
magazine, and included links to all copies of the feature available in wired.com's online archive. Also, blogger Stuart Candy of the sceptical futuryst
decided to pitch in late
with a pledge to upload older editions of the feature to his site.
The news of FOUND's termination didn't go over well. For a lot of people, that last page of futuristic whimsy was the highlight of the magazine. There was talk of
subscription cancellations. Millions mourned.
But look at this! I just got my latest copy of Wired
in the mail and I see that FOUND has returned!
But this unexpected resurrection was not just done to shame me specifically for my post. It was something altogether different.
From the magazine:
Predict What's Next
For the past six years, WIRED's Found page has presented our best guess at what lies over the horizon, from smog-clearing blimps to DIY surgery kits. Turns out, this little exercise in futurism is one of your favorite pages (as we learned recently when it took a short sabbatical). So we've decided to turn Found over to our readers—what do you think our world will look like in 10, 20, or 100 years? Each month, we'll propose a scenario. Then it's up to you: Sketch out your vision, then go to wired.com/wired/found to upload your ideas, see other submissions, and vote for your favorites. We'll use the best suggestions as inspiration for a future Found page (giving full credit to the creators, of course). Your first assignment: Imagine the future of the McDonald's Happy Meal.
So there ya go. Wired
heard the outcry and responded with something much cooler. Or much lazier, depending on your point of view. A victory for semi-anonymous internet complaining!
Also, if you like this news, I suggest dropping a word of thanks to (ahem) Mefi's own Chris Baker, senior editor of Wired magazine
Betcha didn't see that coming...