SL: What exactly got you started working on AnandTech?
AnandTech: Back in 1997 I caught myself smiling at AMD's release of the K6, I wanted one, and I wanted one bad. I was using a trusty ol' Cyrix 6x86 PR150+ and I was about to upgrade to a K6 and a new motherboard. I was so psyched about the upgrade that I thought I might as well help out those that may be in a similar position by releasing a sort of "diary" of my upgrade, documenting everything from the purchasing and installation to the performance aspects of the upgrade. I went around a few newsgroups and asked to see if anyone wanted a copy of the report after the upgrade was complete. I got about 70 people that were interested and I told them that I'd email them the report as soon as it was ready.
Time went on, the release of the K6 was finally upon me, I called around looking for one and I came up empty handed. The only place I could find that had the K6-233 I was looking for tried to sell it to me for $799, I laughed and decided that I'd wait. I obviously couldn't put together the report I was working on, so instead I made an account on Geocities (it was much better back then, no $*#(in popup ads all over the place) and put up Anand's Hardware Tech Page. That was the start.
SL: How long do you spend working on AnandTech a week?
AnandTech: On a normal week, about 60 hours. Don't get me started on how long I spend when I have a big review coming up
Poehee, 60 uur