I'm in Puerto Rico for the American Magazine Conference, where last night AdAge announced their annual A-List winners. I was named Editor of the Year. I'm both delighted and humbled by this, which is a every editor's dream. Most importantly, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my team at Wired, led by Bob Cohn, Thomas Goetz and Blaise Zerega, who have not only worked with me over the past four years to make Wired what it is today, but also carried much of the weight this summer, when I was working on the book.
Scott Donatan, the editor of AdAge, wrote "Madison and Vine" a hugely influential book about the convergence of the advertising and entertainment industries, which has taken on a life its own as a conference series and more. He knows the power of a big idea, and it's safe to say that the Long Tail, both book and this blog, figured into his choice of winner this year. To Scott, my team, and the executives at Conde Nast who have supported and encouraged us every step of the way, a huge thanks.