In his memoir, “The Internet,” a former editor of Wired magazine describes a conversation he had with a fellow editor, Mike Schroeder, after he had been nominated for the first of two National Book Award nominations.
“We were sitting at a table in the office of a friend who had just won a Pulitzer Prize,” the editor recalls Schroeder saying.
The story of a world where everything can be tracked, monitored, and controlled and where the people who create the Internet are in a privileged position to be the gatekeepers of information, he wrote. “
Schroeder told Schroeder that he wanted to write a book called “This Book Was Made for the World Wide Web.
“The internet has changed the way we think about the way that the world works,” Schroeder wrote. “
The book was published last month, and Schroeder’s comments have already become a staple of online discussions. “
The internet has changed the way we think about the way that the world works,” Schroeder wrote.
The book was published last month, and Schroeder’s comments have already become a staple of online discussions.
A Google search of “Schultz’s interview” yields about 5,000 results.
Some critics, including the publisher, have criticized Schroeder for “shunning” the internet and for his desire to control its users’ data.
The former Wired editor says he had no intention of censoring Schroeder.
“It was a joke at the time,” Schroder told me.
In his interview with The Washington Times, Schroeder said he was not aware that Schroeder had written a book and was merely being complimentary. “
Schrothers response to Schroeder has also become fodder for the media.
“This was a very easy story to write.” “
Mike is a really funny person,” Schroeders co-author and editor, David Gross, told the Times.
“This was a very easy story to write.”
Schroeder did not respond to requests for comment.
“That is a totally bogus thing to say,” Schroer told The Washington Free Beacon in an email.
“To my knowledge, I never had anything to do with his book.”
Schroeder told the publication that Schroder’s response was meant to be funny.
“When I first read his book, I thought it was a pretty funny book,” Schroid said.
“What happened next was that it was read to me by other people.
I never wrote any of the book, but some of my editors did.
I’m sure they found it funny.
But I’m not sure they thought it should be a book.”