Computerworld's 40th Anniversary: 40 Years of Reporting on the IT Industry

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The Top 10 Technology Flops of the Past 40 Years

So many choices! But these 10 utterly failed to live up to their hype. See if you agree.

10 People in IT Who Mattered Most Over the Past 40 Years (but You May Not Know Why)

IT megastars are easy to name. Instead, we honor 10 other visionaries who deserve broader recognition for their roles in IT's global success.

Random-Access Memories
"What I find just as interesting as the megatrends and milestones are the stories that won't make it into the history books: the industry flops, quirky inventions and computer glitches with headlines like 'Woman Dead Three Years Gets Medicaid,'" writes Executive Editor Mitch Betts in his collection of offbeat recollections.

Tidbits and Timelines From the Past 40 Years

Computerworld's "40 under 40" IT innovators

The New Stars of IT
Computerworld's list: 40 technology innovators, and they're all under 40

What Makes a Rising Star?
These next-generation IT leaders are building careers on their own terms, giving back in a big way and redefining what it means to be successful.

How They Were Chosen
How our editors picked the 40 IT innovators under the age of 40.

40 years of Computerworld

Slideshow: Memorable Computerworld Front Pages
Relive some of the big IT stories from yesteryear.

'80 Mbytes of storage for under $12k!' and other ad favorites
We've collected some of the most entertaining advertisements that have appeared in Computerworld since 1967. We had so much fun looking through old issues that we thought we should share!

Tale of Two Readers
A pair of Computerworld's earliest subscribers miss the days of worry-free security and elegant engineering. Join them as they reminisce.


Editorial: Thank You
As enthusiastic as we are about the launch of our new magazine format, whats especially gratifying is that the enormous popularity of our Web site will enable us to serve our readers regardless of the fortunes of print media, writes Editor in Chief Don Tennant.

Frank Hayes ponders the end of Computerworld the newspaper and its re-emergence as a newsweekly magazine.


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