While Anand is away on a well-deserved vacation (ed: and as such isn’t around to stop us from doing this), we wanted to give The Boss a very special shout-out to wish him a happy 30th birthday.

For those of you familiar with our history, Anand has operated AnandTech since he was just 14 years old, which means he’s now been writing reviews (and breaking things) for half of his life. And while he has slowed down a bit with age – we understand that he sometimes sleeps now – his hard work still puts the rest of us (younger and older) to shame. But in all seriousness, even after having read AnandTech for most of those 15 years and worked for Anand for many of them, he continues to amaze us on a regular basis.

Of course they say that with age comes wisdom. On his 30th birthday it’s clear that Anand acquired both of those in spades – which is probably why he’s on vacation while we’re still working (ed: hey!).

Happy 30th birthday Anand!

Then & Now

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  • AggressorPrime - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - link

    Happy Birthday Anand!

    Your site has really helped us who are interested in the computer industry understand its developments. It is my #1 source for tech news. Thank you for all you do!
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  • ramuman - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - link

    Great work over the years Anand. I've been reading your stuff since nearly the beginning. I'm slightly younger than you, but your maturity is great.

    I would say one thing: more video reviews! You speak very clearly and concisely.
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  • IndyJaws - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - link

    I've been reading Anandtech for most of its 15+ years and have come to rely upon Team Anand for the best reviews and insight over any other tech site. The forums consistently amaze me with the wealth of information and willingness of others to share their experience (or to engage in the occasional flame war).

    Thank you, Anand, for your hard work and dedication to putting together the best tech site, hands down, on the Web. A very happy birthday!

    Indy
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  • Dug - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - link

    Didn't he have his 30th last year? mmm.... :) Reply
  • Freeco - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - link

    Wow, I didn't even realize Anand is younger than me (being 32 myself) as I've been regularly visiting this site for what feels like ages.
    So happy birthday to you and enjoy the well earned vacation :-)
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  • l3bowsk1 - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - link

    Wow, I thought Anand was closer to around my age (age withheld :-P). I recall around 10 years ago talking with a friend about how Anandtech was beginning to displace Tom's as my go-to tech resource. I had no idea that Anand was only 20 at the time!

    Sure, the tech news options have increased, and if I want some snark with my (mostly pseudo-) tech journalism, I can go to Engadget or Gizmodo. But when I want thoughtful analysis of industry trends, or exhaustive, rigorous reviews of hardware, with no BS and no bias, Anandtech is still my main resource.

    Thanks for such great work, kiddo! Here's to hoping the next 30 years treat you as well as your first 30.
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  • JBT - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - link

    Happy Birthday! thanks for creating this awesome site! Reply
  • JohnRO - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - link

    Although I read your site since about 2000 I just registered to wish you Happy Birthday Anand and congratulate you and all your colleagues for the great job you're doing. This site is my number one on the Speed dial because you're thinking like me and I know that I can trust your reviews, which is a very rare thing nowadays.
    Thank you guys for informing and teaching me, keep up the good work and please don't change the way you are and think!
    You're the best!
    John from Romania
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  • themossie - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - link

    Happy birthday, Anand!

    Enjoy your well-earned vacation. Hide your tablet, hide your cellphone :-)
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  • mustafa.hadi - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - link

    Happy birthday Anand, wish you all the best and all your dreams come true, and thank you for this great site. Reply

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