This month marks the one year anniversary of The Verge. In online publishing, you tend to spend most of your time moving forward, and we’re no different. For the entire month of November, however, we’ll be taking a look at some of our favorite work from the past year, to celebrate, just a bit. One of the areas we’re most proud of is in our long form features. We knew from the earliest planning days of The Verge that we wanted to invest the time, money, blood, sweat, and love that is required to publish longform content on the web. We’ve stretched ourselves to think differently about the kind of articles which can and should appear here, and we’ve worked hard to make sure that the photography, text, graphics, layout, and (of course) our videos all work together to bring you an experience that is truly unique on the web. May, June and July were busy months for us.
These are some of our favorite feature stories from the first year that The Verge was alive. Enjoy.
Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of email: 'I see email being used, by and large, exactly the way I envisioned'
May 2, 2012
Jesse Hicks interviews the man who changed all of our lives for the better.
The Verge Interview: Ford CEO Alan Mulally
May 3, 2012
The CEO of Ford and Josh sit down for a little chat.
At ROFLCon, watching memes go mainstream
May 7, 2012
On the MIT campus in Cambridge, internet types gather together to talk about the internet.
Scamworld: 'Get rich quick' schemes mutate into an online monster
May 10, 2012
Joseph Flatley uncovers the truth behind "internet marketers" and the people they scam.
Against the future: inside the Jewish anti-internet rally
May 22, 2012
Paul Miller checks out a stadium full of people who are suspicious of the internet.
Dataland: the MIT's '70s media room concept that influenced the Mac
May 24, 2012
Touchscreens, zoomable maps, page swiping, and more, all integrated into one Eames-chair-equipped media room
Future Passed: When we dreamed of television
May 24, 2012
What did we think television would look like in the past?
Inside Anonymous: an interview with Parmy Olson
June 7, 2012
Jesse Hicks interviews the bureau chief of Forbes London.
Pre to postmortem: the inside story of the death of Palm and webOS
June 5, 2012
The long, inside history of a mobile company.
Wasteland: the 50-year battle to entomb our toxic nuclear remains
June 14, 2012
In the desert and in Washington DC, a war still rages to find the one place in America that no one cares about
Snuff: Murder and torture on the internet, and the people who watch it
June 13, 2012
How real is this stuff?
Tetris: can a Cold War classic evolve for the touchscreen?
June 12, 2012
The long, storied history of one of the world's most popular games.
Buying a set-top box: everything you need to know
May 17, 2012
Literally everything you need to know.
Mitt Romney goes to Scamworld: Prosper, Inc. and its powerful friends
June 8, 2012
One of the biggest boiler rooms in America has ties that could lead all the way to the White House
Playing 'Civilization': a decade of peace and war
June 19, 2012
Playing a video game... over and over and over.
Project Glass and the epic history of wearable computers
June 26, 2012
How we've tried to become more than human.
When animals attract: Inside Anthrocon, the Furry utopia
June 25, 2012
Pittsburgh is an unlikely place for the world's largest furry convention... or is it?
Printing dinosaurs: the mad science of new paleontology
July 2, 2012
At Drexel University, 3D printers are being put to good use.
The Declaration of Internet Freedom: how the net’s minutemen plan to protect the future
July 2, 2012
The internet can and will be regulated, but will its users be represented?
Ari Emanuel, this is where I work
June 1, 2012
A meeting of the minds.
Not fade away: on living, dying, and the digital afterlife
July 11, 2012
What happens to your digital legacy when you cease to be?
Katy Perry in 3D: totally unique, just like everyone else
July 5, 2012
How many dimensions does it take to get to the center of a pop icon?
Shopping Metallica: the history of an extremely unfortunate photo
July 12, 2012
Bargains / Imprisoning me / All that I see / Absolute savings