Here are a few tidbits from 1994's intro to the Hot List; back then, Wired was but a startup.:
"In her first full year as editor of The New Yorker, Tina Brown has given us scandalous covers, Avedon photographs, profiles of Heidi Fleiss and Sylvia Plath, and many more reasons to kvetch, head-scratch, enjoy and read the damn magazine."
"Rocker, biker, celeb and spelling bee conductor. That's today's Jann Wenner, whose personal pursuits once again have spawned magazines for his generation. Tim Whitaker describes how our Executive of the Year intends to keep Wenner Media rolling."
"Wired: the Bible for the digerati? It's the startup of the year, with its startling vision of the future and brash graphics."
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