New Yorker Employees Drive Thousands of Miles To Archives

gayle writes points us to this week’s “Intelligencer” (New York magazine) column:


Two New Yorker staffers drove a sixteen-foot Ryder truck with two issues of every New Yorker (founded 1925) from 4 Times Square to Kansas. The truck, which was supposed to transport the magazine’s library index cards, too, was allegedly going to be insured for a whopping $11 million. The price was, however, reduced substantially when the cards were axed. The purpose of the trip was to get the magazine digitally archived. And the drivers, Matt Dellinger (Website manager) and Willing Davidson (fiction department) were a tad anxious about the precious cargo.