aristotle - 9:51 am on Oct 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
Robert -- Thanks for the explanation. And you're right -- Wired doesn't need an artificial boost in the rankings.
However, I still think that Google's introduction of this authorship credit is a major step in the wrong direction. And when I see a photo in the SERPs, I'm going to think that it's probably a spammer, and in most cases definitely WILL NOT click on that result.