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Hark! Another year at DailyTech flies by

For those of you who think in binary, today marks the end of year 10 and the beginning of year 11.

For those of you who think in ASCII code, then you could claim DailyTech now celebrates year 33.

For those who think in a more sane number system, then today denotes the age of DailyTech as the first Mersenne prime, the first lucky prime, the first unique prime, the first and fourth Perrin number and the fourth Fibonacci number.

Someone once suggested we celebrate DailyTech's Pi-th birthday on February 20, 2008.  Clever, but the number three is my favorite so it holds a special place in my todo list.

And why isn't three awesome? Genies grant three wishes. Earth is the third planet in the solar system. The Universe has three spacial dimensions.
 
Coincidence? I think not.

Over one short year, DailyTech doubled its page views since December 2006, which was already a ten-fold increase from the AnandTech channel the year before. 2007 was a great year to us, with props from BusinessWeek, CNN, New York Times, NPR, USA Today, the U.S. Senate's EPW Committee, the thousands of bloggers and hundreds of tech news sites out there that link to us Daily.

I'd also like to offer a special thanks to the Google News team for their incredible work in changing how the masses read and acquire news.

Of course, who could forget our incredible reader base either.  We weren't just lucky enough to see a two-fold increase in traffic, but our reader comments and account registrations have increased four-fold since December 2006.  

Thanks for visiting and, as always, feel free to send comments, suggestions and death threats to comments@dailytech.com.

Sincerely,

Kristopher Kubicki
Editor In Chief, DailyTech.com
email: kristopher@dailytech.com




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10 More Years!
By BMFPitt on 1/1/2008 10:50:28 PM , Rating: 5
How many more years worth of Balmer pics do you have in reserve?




RE: 10 More Years!
By KristopherKubicki on 1/2/2008 11:29:33 AM , Rating: 3
RE: 10 More Years!
By TomZ on 1/2/2008 12:04:11 PM , Rating: 2
I think maybe you're an obsessed fan. :o)


RE: 10 More Years!
By UppityMatt on 1/3/2008 12:16:53 PM , Rating: 2
Desktop Background Anyone?


RE: 10 More Years!
By Pirks on 1/3/2008 6:13:44 PM , Rating: 1
Somehow this reminds me of "Being John Malkovich"


In Binary?
By 16nm on 1/2/2008 11:11:04 AM , Rating: 2
So in binary, I am still less than 101000 years old? That's something to celebrate.

Aren't you guys the first to add user comments to tech. articles? I noticed that the Tom's Hardware news articles started allowing comments but now after a short period they have stripped this function. I noticed that The Inquirer had added this function, too. How does that make you feel? Imitation is the best form of flattery...




RE: In Binary?
By KristopherKubicki on 1/2/2008 11:28:06 AM , Rating: 2
Well, I admit we ripped it from Slashdot. I think that the fact my competitors added it after we did speaks more so for the robustness of the format.

I think its inevitable that almost all news formats will include large-scale feedback mechanisms :)


RE: In Binary?
By TomZ on 1/2/2008 12:28:29 PM , Rating: 2
I agree with you on that. Of course I'm a fan of DT, and I find the comments that readers post at least as interesting as the articles themselves. The site's readers collectively have a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a spectrum of opinions that could never be expressed by just the site authors themselves.


RE: In Binary?
By fk49 on 1/2/2008 5:26:01 PM , Rating: 2
That means Dailytech will be 100 next year.

Nice!


RE: In Binary?
By James Holden on 1/2/2008 6:19:49 PM , Rating: 2
I totally laughed my ass off at this yesterday. Dailytech just turned TWO. I asked my friends, and nobody really knows how old it is. Kris says Jan 1, 2006, but my buddy swears he was reading it in 2002. LOL

I totally hope they pull off the "100" next year :)


How many leaves?
By MaulBall789 on 1/1/2008 12:29:55 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
We don't pick 2-leaved clovers for good luck.


We don't pick 3-leafed clovers for good luck either. I was always told to look for the 4-leafed variety to sway the fates in my favor. Maybe I was misinformed.

In any case happy anniversary and new year to all.




RE: How many leaves?
By KristopherKubicki on 1/1/2008 1:01:10 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
We don't pick 3-leafed clovers for good luck either.

Maybe you don't!


RE: How many leaves?
By ZaethDekar on 1/1/2008 1:02:40 PM , Rating: 3
I think that depends on where you come from.

Where I lived they had a bountiful amount of 4 leaf clovers but no 3 leaf clovers so thats what we went after.


Wahoo!
By ZaethDekar on 1/1/2008 12:28:08 PM , Rating: 2
Even though I have been here less then a year, seems to be my second home. Most of my work day is here reading comments and looking at the ideas of other people.

Congrats to 11!




RE: Wahoo!
By Nik00117 on 1/1/2008 9:04:47 PM , Rating: 4
I like Dailytech, it brings me my tech news quickly. Its also in a simple to use easy to read format. The comment feature also sometimes is very fun. Often times when i'm bored i'll come back to DT and read a article too maybe get invovled in a debate.

I spend at least an hour typically a day on here. Which for a news site I believe is quite a bit.


Mersenne Prime?
By arkcom on 1/4/2008 11:37:32 PM , Rating: 2
Eleven is not a Mersenne prime. 2^p-1. You know; 3, 7, 31, 127....




RE: Mersenne Prime?
By arkcom on 1/4/2008 11:39:43 PM , Rating: 3
dang I'm an idiot.


Great!
By CascadingDarkness on 1/2/2008 1:52:20 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Thanks for visiting and, as always, feel free to send comments, suggestions and death threats to comments@dailytech.com.

I couldn't help but laugh when I saw that addition.
Cheers for another great year.




Congratulations
By PlasmaBomb on 1/2/2008 1:12:00 PM , Rating: 2
Happy Birthday, and I hope that 2008 is kind!




Anandtech
By kristof007 on 1/2/2008 2:50:51 PM , Rating: 2
I remember the day when Dailytech was just a new little thing on Anandtech. Soon though I started reading DailyTech more often than Anandtech (no offense to AT .. still an awesome site).

Happy early birthday!




Only three dimensions?
By TomCorelis on 1/4/2008 1:18:18 PM , Rating: 2
Pssh. Any quantum physicist could tell you there's 10. :-)




OMG 11 already?
By lompocus on 1/3/08, Rating: 0
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