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Ladies and gentlemen, after two, full, glorious, eccentric years, it's time for me to lay aside my Schism Matrix microphone.

To my mind, blogging is like stand-up comedy — it's a performance art. In that line of biz, you should always do your best to scamper off the boards while they still want more.

If you do still want more, dear audience, there will be more, within another venue. Eileen Gunn will be turning out the Schism Matrix stage-lights here while I clamber into the comedian tour bus. I'm off to create a new, as-yet-untitled weblog for WIRED magazine. They are expanding a blogosphere from their online presence, and they have asked me, a WIRED Contributing Editor, to pitch in and help them.

And so I will. For lo, they are my people at WIRED. I was present at the days of creation for The Infinite Matrix, but I was the cover-boy for WIRED's very first issue, way back in those legendary, romantic days of the cyberPleistocene. WIRED sent me into Moscow, into Turkish Cyprus, into subterranean cyclotrons, the Eiffel Tower and Fort Knox. God help me, I have never been able to tell those characters "No."

At the moment, I'm still learning how the html code works over there. I reckon this is likely to be kind of a San Francisco crowd, you know, with higher bandwidth and more Hollywood-style, actor-for-governor, dancing-baloney. We'll just have to check that out and see for ourselves, won't we?

The new URL will most likely be, But, you know, what the heck, just Google it. Lord knows I do.

Thanks for clicking, ladies and gentlemen. Hasta la vista, and ave atque vale.



[Editor's note: Bruce's new blog is indeed finally up on Wired: Beyond the Beyond. The Schism Matrix archive remains available in case you want to check for choice little bits you may have missed. Linkrot, of course, will inevitably devour many of the sites cited.]



Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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