TidBITS, the longest running email newsletter on the Internet just had its 30th anniversary, and publisher Adam Engst celebrates by talking about how web development has become a discipline of its own, and how that affected TidBITs over the years. He covers the care they have taken to maintain their legacy story links intact during those transitions, how TidBITS pioneered advertising on the Internet, and introduces the idea of tech anniversary gifts.
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Adam C. Engst is the publisher of TidBITS and the TidBITS Content Network. He has written numerous books, including the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and many magazine articles – thanks to Contributing Editor positions at MacUser, MacWEEK, and now Macworld. His innovations include the creation of the first advertising program to support an Internet publication in 1992, the first flat-rate accounts for graphical Internet access in 1993, and the Take Control electronic book series. His awards include the MDJ Power 25 ranking as the most influential person in the Macintosh industry outside of Apple every year since 2000, inclusion on the MacTech 25 list of influential people in the Macintosh technical community, and being named one of MacDirectory’s top ten visionaries. And yes, he has been turned into an action figure. Want more? Follow Adam on Twitter for 140-character musings on a variety of topics.