Nice, September 1999
Issue #6 of Tank turns its lens on the digital Wild West at the turn of the century. Tom McCarthy likens the eCommerce boom to the dutch tulip craze; Heiko Fischer reimagines the brainless world in a series of Microsoft Charts and Kelvin Murray and Simon Leigh turn in photos of eerily depopulated unspaces, the waiting rooms and terminals of the new epoch. A prescient essay on the hawkishness and confused sexual politics of Hilary Clinton by Fran Liscio sheds light on the political nascence of America’s most beleaguered first lady. The fashion pages tend towards the hitherto unexplored, offering mid-level management chic courtesy of BUMP and tweenage swagger from Kai Wiechmann.