wired13_08.jpgBy some misfortune of mine, this month’s Wired was becoming a drama to find, seems like one of the major international magazines imports just expired leaving me and André without our monthly supply of paper reading. After visiting quite a long list of newsstands I manage to find the last and only magazine in a Rossio news stand, well it was pretty messed up, but for a reader and collector like me, I rather prefer having this one, than not having it at all.

This month edition features some great articles, one of which about the last 10 years, in fact it’s more about how this last 10 years have actually managed to change the world we live in. And according to Wired everything pretty much started with the Netscape going public!

The Netscape IPO wasn’t really about dot-commerce. At its heart was a new cultural force based on mass collaboration. Blogs, Wikipedia, open source, peer-to-peer – behold the power of the people.


Here’s a quick outline of the whole article:

    10 Years That Changed the World

A Decade of Genius and Madness

It’s funny to note that 10 short years ago today, Microsoft released Windows 95, with the Rolling Stones hit “Start Me Up”, looking back right know, one could tell how far from reality (aka web) Microsoft was!

Google TalkToday, at this exact same date, Google just released a new chat service, called Google Talk, check it out, it’s based over Jabber protocol, coincidence? I don’t think so, do you?

U2‘s latest tour also makes it’s way into this issue of Wired, the article is called “U2’s City of Blinding Lights“. I haven’t read it yet, but by crossing my eyes over it’s pages I just noticed some impressive details about all the machinery that made it’s way to this super concert (which I btw just attend to the last concert of the European tour last week in Lisbon).