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me, the WIRED magazine cover model

This is such fun - when WIRED had a contest to get your photo on the cover of a special issue of the magazine, I submitted mine two weeks after the contest started, assumeing mine wouldn't be accepted. I mean, millions of people subscribe, only 5000 would be accepted, and I was already late. So I sent this pic of me with my 1964 Lincoln Continental on the day I shipped it to its new owner, assuming geeky shots would be accepted, not me with a classic car.

But viola! A couple of months later, I got this! Hooray!


PS: If anyone else got this image on their cover (not sure if they made multiples or just one of each to those 5000), let me know.

Best,
Chris

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shsilver
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
Cool, but based on the address label (you might want to digitally remove that), their mapping software isn't particularly accurate.
mckitterick
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
I know - I thought a much better way to promote this new tech would be to actually, y'know, have my actual street on the cover behind the photo. Sort of diminishes the effectiveness. Still, it's fun.

Thanks for the suggestion; fixed.
roseconnelly
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
Actually, for privacy reasons, it is probably a good idea that they don't. Or, I should say, legal reasons. People might not want their address pointed out on a map to who knows what crazy people out in the world.
margaretq
Sep. 27th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
Really - would you WANT your home pinpointed on a Google map on a cover of a widely distributed magazine? I'm guessing that "error" was not coming from a lazyness on the part of their graphics department....
tessagratton
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
yay!
mckitterick
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
It made me smile.
roseconnelly
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
Oh! Now it makes me want to see what is on the news stand!
mckitterick
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
Well [he says shame-facedly], um, this is from the July issue and I kinda, um, just forgot to post until now when I was going through photos. Heh.
roseconnelly
Sep. 26th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
*eye-roll*

You dork.

arian1
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
Pretty nifty man! Too bad you sold...THE CAR :(
mckitterick
Sep. 26th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
Don't get me started.
arian1
Sep. 26th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Don't get you started? You were supposed to will that car to me!

I CRY
amnesiacat
Sep. 26th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
Wow! This is really cool. If I had know about this back in July I would have picked up an issue. :-)
geekmom
Sep. 26th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
That's really cool!
the_monkey_king
Sep. 26th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
So f#@$&* cool!
gryphonrose
Sep. 26th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Cool, dude! You're, like, all famous and sh*t!
:)
curieuse
Sep. 26th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Very great.
normalcyispasse
Sep. 26th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
That's so neat!
margaretq
Sep. 27th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
That's pretty nifty. Mine does not have your mug on my cover tho... :(
hlmt
Sep. 27th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
That's so fun!! *grins*
jjgalahad
Sep. 27th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
justaqt
Sep. 28th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
WOW! So cool!

(The only way this could've gotten any better, is if you did the bikini babe pose over the hood! lol)
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