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!

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  • secretmanofagent - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - link

    Hey man, happy birthday. Keep up the great work, and try not to kill yourself over the site. Other writers here, you're doing great, too. Just not as great as Anand. Reply
  • SilthDraeth - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Hey, I think I have been reading Anandtech almost since it started. I might not have caught it right away.

    Still my favorite site to get hardware reviews from.

    Happy Birthday Anand.
  • SalientKing - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Happy birthday! And for all the good reads that have come off your site over the years, thanks!

    Now that you are part of the club, if anyone gives you a hard time about anything, just say "Hey, i'm doing pretty good... for 30."
  • Ins0mnihack - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Happy Birthday Anand! I've been reading your site since the beginning and I can't tell you how many purchasing decisions it has helped me make over the years! Probably because nobody offers the same in-depth analysis, extreme testing and benchmarking and overall tech wisdom as Anand and crew.

    Manny happy returns Anand. And well done to all of you here for running the best tech site on the net! :)
  • cdoubleu - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Many happy returns Anand, and thanks for a great site. Reply
  • Dennis Travis - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Happy Birthday Anand! Your doing an outstanding job and always have! Keep up the great work and get some rest! :D Grin Reply
  • Iketh - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    ok you've had enough positive posts, so I just have to ask... was it this site that took your hair or genes? Reply
  • Rudel-chw - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    I've been a reader of this website since 1999 or so, but never felt the need to register until today.

    That's because I'm more of a reader than a writer, specially since english isn't my native language, but I just had to wish you a happy birthday and say thank you for having gived me so much interesting news and reviews during all this time, asking nothing in return.

    Cheers !

  • FXi - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - link

    A review site that sits at the top of my everyday site list. Congrats on a birthday and a legacy of a job extremely well done. Thank you and congrats. Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Thanks for the before and after photos. Let's just say Anand and I have a similar hair gene. :p

    Happy birthday! How does it feel to be 00011110?

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