Chris Anderson’s Long Tail is a Wonderful Book — and He Sure Knows How to Party!

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Above are some of the attendees at last night’s The Long Tail book party

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Congratulations
to Chris Anderson, editor in chief of WIRED
magazine
on the publication of the long anticipated book The
Long Tail
. After reading the blog of the same name for so many
months, it’s great to finally see Chris’ vision in print. 

We find
Chris’ book very inspiring: He tells us the metrics of success in business and
culture have completely changed from the notion of blockbusters to the
ascendance of quality, niche, and even amateurish endeavors. Sounds like our little Beet.TV vlog! 

Here’s an interesting take on the book and the party from CNET.

(Chris
was also celebrating a huge development for the online presence of Wired’s
publisher Condé Nast. The company
announced
Tuesday that it has bought
Wired News from Lycos for $25. Wired
magazine and Wired News were previously separate entities.) 

It was
quite a groovy shindig last night at the Tribeca Cinemas in lower Manhattan
.The stars
of the blogosphere, publishing, music and art industries were out in
force. We shot some tape of the
luminaries, including David Byrne of the Talking Heads, super blogger Nick
Denton, Gawker founding editor Elizabeth Spiers, who authors the new and
wonderful DealBreaker blog, and Chris
Anderson, of course.

 

Unfortunately
we had to leave before the entertainment began to, yes, download, edit and
update our vlog. We heard that the party
raged late into the night with awesome performances by the
Brazilian
Girls, James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem/DFA), Spank Rock and Aloe Blacc. Wow! 

— Andy Plesser 

(Coming Clean: WIRED is a former client of Plesser
Holland
, publisher of Beet.TV)

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