My only magazine subscription is to Wired, a slick publication that appeals to society-aware geeks who are interested in science and technology and how they can make the world a better place. It features everything from product reviews to well-researched articles on topics ranging from politics to medicine to open-source software. The writing can be a bit sensational at times, but I think it makes it more enjoyable to read, and really conveys a sense of optimistic excitement over the potential in modern technology. I don’t read the issues cover-to-cover, but there are frequently articles that I find very interesting.
One such article that I think well represents well the kind of varied and important subjects often featured in the magazine was in last year’s February issue. Titled “The Truth About Autism,” it was a fascinating look at autism research and how our opinions of the condition have changed, with the aid of technology such as blogs and YouTube.