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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  • etamin - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    You deserve a vacation! I really appreciate all your hard work and that of your staff. I check Anandtech at least twice a day. Keep it up! Reply
  • alphaod - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Happy birthday, Anand! Reply
  • gamoniac - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    You deserve a break from work.. :) Reply
  • sleepeeg3 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Couple years older than Anand and have accomplished less... Shucks!

    Well congratulations on creating one of the most influential sites on the net and happy birthday, Anand. Keep up the good work.
  • Paulman - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Happy Birthday, Anand! I think I started reading Anandtech when I was younger than 14 (probably since the age of 10), but it's fascinating to think that Anand's been PRODUCING and publishing this stuff since such a young age!

    But I have to ask... is that first picture supposed to be Anand at 14 years old?! Because he would have been one mature looking 14 year old! :O
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    I believe it's him at 17 actually. It's hard to come by decently large pictures of Anand that are quite that old. Reply
  • Leo V - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Been reading Anandtech since the late 90's and keep coming back here. Thanks for everything!
    Leo V
  • poohbear - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Happy birthday man! been reading your site for a decade!! You're only 30?!?!? you look much older! lol hit the gym man! Reply
  • FlameDeer - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Happy 30th Birthday, Anand!

    Time flies, it has already been 16 years since you established this famous AnandTech website.

    With continuous efforts of hard work & outstanding knowledge, you have brought AnandTech to it's great size & reputation today together with your team.

    You have made remarkable contributions & continue to inspired many more in the Computing & I.T. communities.

    Wishing you All the Best & enjoy your Wonderful birthday vacation with your loved ones! Take care & have fun! :)
  • silverblue - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    A belated Happy Birthday and thanks for the continued efforts! Reply

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