Media & Telecom Correspondent at Kommersant, a Russian business daily. Covering Russian online businesses, policy and regulation, ad market, gaming, and the metaverse.
Publishing 30pin, a self-funded web magazine of consumer tech history. Contributed off-beat longform articles to Tedium and Atlas Obscura. Previously worked at Vedomosti.
From handheld devices to car stereos, Windows CE was supposed to power everything but the PC. But its identity was seen as a threat to Windows proper.
Before the smartphone fit in your bag, it sat on your desk—and sometimes, it was even called an iPhone. Let’s check out a few landline smartphones.
Just like your pile of old chargers, the world of mobile connectors was always messy. Standards did not help. Will regulation?
Nintendo’s mid-2000s motion control sensation was inspired by television in more ways than it might have seemed.
Nintendo copied Apple, while Apple copied Braun. Why are there so many electronics made of white polycarbonate, no matter the decade?
Turning a workstation software brand into a Fiesta Bowl title sponsor might have made sense to someone.
The same machine that popularized “The Oregon Trail” was secretly imported just a few years before the USSR collapsed.
Omsk was promised a Metro system in 1979. Forty years later, locals salute a subway that never saw the light of day.
"He has no business being an executive"