Rewired: A Parody

Rewired: A Parody

by Tom Connor, Jim Downey
     
 
Wired has been called of the hottest magazines in America, and totem of a major cultural movement, by the New York Times, but has anyone really taken a good look at it? Rooted in the adolescent fantasies of pale Generation X males who spend most of their lives in rooms lit only by monitors, its garish highlighter-inspired colors and amateurish design are so hip

Overview

Wired has been called of the hottest magazines in America, and totem of a major cultural movement, by the New York Times, but has anyone really taken a good look at it? Rooted in the adolescent fantasies of pale Generation X males who spend most of their lives in rooms lit only by monitors, its garish highlighter-inspired colors and amateurish design are so hip, they're almost unreadable.

With cutting wit and irreverence, Connor and Downey re-wire Wired magazine to expose it as the paragon of geekness that it really is. Featuring subjects that are only slightly more ridiculous than those actually found in the magazine, ReWired reveals the dominant themes that run through Wired: contempt for government and nontechnical society; an obsession with the melding of human and machine; and an inordinate, almost sexual fondness for advanced hardware. Wired's famous columns will be cloned, including (news flash! Billionaire Bill Gates has decided to acquire Seattle), (In-Cert 3.1, a software that allows users to replace a character on a TV show with a digitized image of themselves, is reviewed), and & Raves (a reader angrily defends the plausibility of achieving immortality by downloading a brain onto a hard disc).

For the people who love parody, and all subscribers to Wired who can download a sense of humor, this latest sendup from the bestselling comedic team of Connor and Downey is a must-have.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060951849
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Pages:
79
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.19(d)

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