As part of its 15th anniversary celebration, Wired has posted a few videos and articles in which its founders look back at what they got right and wrong in the early days of the magazine.
One of the videos features the magazine’s former executive editor, Kevin Kelly, whom The New York Times Magazine described in May 1995 as "Wired‘s Big Think guy" ("’the balloon we follow around,’ as one staffer calls him"). In it, Kelly speculates on what the magazine and its Web sites might’ve become had the print side not been sold to Condé Nast in 1998 and Wired News not been sold to Lycos in 1999. (The two divisions were reunited in 2006 under the Condé Nast umbrella):
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