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FAQ

{Questions Asked About Gelf by Gelf }

What are you?

A webzine. Run by two and a half guys.

Who are you?

David worked at Wired, Carl at the Wall Street Journal Online. Now we're
independent journalists. Dino ("half a guy") works at the Economist, which
is unaffiliated with this site.

Where are you?

In New York, San Francisco, and points in between, if you go around the long
way.

When are you?

Daily. Sometimes 10 or 20 times a day. Real time, if you will. But don't
hold us to it.

Why are you?

Because we can be, thanks to this information superhighway we keep reading
about. Because we like to find out about things and write about them. And
you'll like to read about them.

How are you?

Carl is a little tired, David a little piqued. Dino, muy bien. So overall,
OK. Thanks.
You?

Why the retro term "webzine"? What's wrong with "blog"?

Webzine is more accurate. We're not really logging stuff, though we use
software that can log stuff. Besides, c'mon, you too miss the waning days of
the 20th century.

Why are you called "Gelf"?

It was our first idea, and we haven't had any better ones. You'll remember it, won't you? [Gelf gelf Gelf.] Which is the point, after all. The New Republic is neither new nor a republic. And The Nation hardly represents the Nation, the Wall Street Journal is largely a journal not of Wall Street, but of other stuff. We hear The Economist isn't actually about Economics. [Gelf gelf Gelf GELF.] And the New York Review of Books has all these essays that aren't about books at all. Stop bugging us. We have no good answers, only longish ones. More examples of titular mismatches appreciated. [Gelf gelf Gelf GELF. Gelf!] Where are all the stones rolling to anyway?

Who is asking the questions here anyway?

We are. So it's a fake-FAQ, which is why it's not called a FAQ, since no one really has asked these questions frequently. No one has asked them at all, in fact. Gelf has kind of rhetorically stated them. They're not really
questions at all then, are they? Are they. Yep.

Why adopt the mock-format of the mock-FAQ then?

You are still reading, no?

But wouldn't an essay stating your goals -- "the point," if you will -- have been better?

Yes. But we haven't any goals, nor points. The score is zero-zero, and
Greece wins!

Why not gelf.com?

Because it's not for sale.

Can we write for you?

Maybe. Send an e-mail to submissions A T gelfmagazine.com.

Can we write to you?

Surely. Send an e-mail to comments A T gelfmagazine.com.


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