It’s a remarkable thing, looking back 10 years in our industry and seeing how far we’ve come. I still keep all the back issues of this magazine on my bookshelves–after all, I was one of the guys who started this publication. Back then we had a great idea that surprisingly few magazines in this field have copied: Make the folks who write the articles actually touch the products they’re writing about. That simple concept has given this magazine its real-world grounding ever since.
The French have a saying: Plus ýa change, plus c’est la mýme chose. In 1990 we wrote about problems with network printing, managing multiprotocol networks and getting different apps to talk to each other across a WAN–all problems still plaguing network managers today.