MITX Interactive Awards - A Walk Down Memory Lane

Posted by Kiki Mills on Thu, Aug 20, 2009

The MITX Interactive Awards is one of our most important and cherished traditions when we honor the best interactive practitioners in New England. It was 14 years ago, that a motley varied mix of technologists, creative types, business people, and some other folks who — frankly, we still have no clue where they came from, all got together and held our very first awards show to see who was doing the best work in this new thing called Interactive Media.

There were about 400 people on hand that night and 20 awards were given out in categories that included “Public Service Kiosk” and “Best Promotion Online Site”. It’s even funny to think that back then, I guess you had to say both “Online” AND “Site.”

In hindsight, it’s fair to say we were flying kind of blind.

Flash-forward to present time, and its amazing to see how far we have journeyed from brochure ware to blogs . . . from Cold Fusion to Flash . . . and from Alta Vista to Google . . . and it continues.

For a little nostalgia, I dusted off the 1996 Award Winners Roster. Recognize anyone??

  • Expanding Television Properties
  • Planet Interactive
  • Cambridge Digital Media, Inc.
  • Houston Herstak Favat
  • Softkey International
  • Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Bride Howland Productions
  • Peregrine Publishers
  • Center Vision
  • Harvard Business School Publishing
  • Traylor Multimedia
  • Strategic Interactive Group
  • The DI Group
  • The Screen House
  • The Computer Museum
  • Brad Larson Media

These are some of the trailblazing companies of what seems like eons ago. Be a trailblazer. Enter the MITX Interactive Awards. Deadline September 11, 2009