Adam and Tonya Engst founded TidBITS in April of 1990 as an online newsletter aimed at covering topics of interest to the Apple Internet community. TidBITS has been published weekly ever since, making it the longest-running Internet technology publication. We’ve done a lot of things since, including starting the first Internet advertising program in 1992, creating (with Northwest Nexus) the first flat-rate graphical Internet account in 1993, founding the popular Take Control Books imprint in 2003 (and selling it in 2017), and much more. Read our annual anniversary articles for more.
We have also evolved with the times, taking advantage of new distribution methods as they’ve appeared, including the Web, RSS, Twitter, Facebook, podcasts, and Apple News. We’ve also dropped some channels, such as AOL, AppleLink, BIX, CompuServe, Delphi, eWorld, GEnie, and Prodigy. Remember them? OK, AOL still exists.
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