This photo anchored the home page from late 1998 to January 2002. It came from an intriguing, enjoyable photo session in the wiring closet of Wired Magazine in San Francisco in connection with the Wired article entitled Stupid is SMART by Steve G. Steinberg in Wired 6.08. Photogropher Jerry Gropp pulled all kinds of great lighting and timing tricks -- this photo was a scan of a little tiny polaroid test pic he gave me. It was 1998; no digital tricks used.

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           Date last modified: 7 January 2002