Network World turns 30 today (please, no gifts)

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The very first issue of Network World – 48 pages of glorious magazine print – was published on March 24, 1986. To mark the occasion we have assembled a number of reminiscences, including a collection of images from that debut edition, which you can see here.

From having combed that first issue for those images, I can report that back then we were all concerned about network reliability, carrier shenanigans, hackers stealing proprietary information, email privacy and employees goofing off when they should be working. Nice to know we don’t have to worry about that stuff anymore.

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