Surprisingly un-dated, for a 20-year-old technology/futurism magazine
the first issue of Wired Magazine which has been archived online in its entirety at the wired.com website. I was instantly misty-eyed with the thought of it. This issue hit the newsstands for March/April 1993. It featured a Bruce Sterling article on the cover, and its eye-popping cover design ensured that it would catch the wandering eye of a young aspiring cyberpunk like myself.
The biggest surprise, reading this magazine issue which is twenty years old (it's nearly old enough to buy alcohol!) is how contemporary it seems. Maybe it's because the future Wired predicted in 1993 has yet to fully develop, or maybe it's because Wired's outlook was fuzzy enough to allow for a lot of wiggle room. But I read the article about Richard Stallman and, barring what seems like obvious oversights (but were simply events that had not yet come to pass) it could have been written today.