I had to buy my copy. It cost me $4.99. The cover, as usual, outstanding and inviting, screams Free. Well, the folks at the newsstands ignored the big free and looked at the small $4.99 which I had to pay. No problem until I reached to my hotel room and opened the magazine to start reading it. On the masthead page (yes, I try to read every page) I saw the free sign again. This time with some copy. Walking the Walk reads the title under the free sign. Here is what the rest of the copy says:
We know, we know: A newsstand copy of WIRED will set you back $4.99, which is nowhere close to free (although we think it’s great value). In the spirit of the cover story, we’ll send a gratis copy of this month’s issue to the first 10,000 people who ask. See wired.com/free for details.
So, what are you still waiting for. Click on the link above and get your free copy of WIRED. Free or $4.99, trust me, it is worth the price. But, why pay for something you can get for free… it is starting to feel as if I am writing about those who put their content for free on the web… well, I better stop, this blog is about the March issue of WIRED, so let me stop here.