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Hungry Minds Returns

The original was born during the DOT-COM era as the inspiration of serial entrepreneur Stuart Skorman. In 1999, HungryMinds and a number of ed tech companies got their start when the Web was young.

Here is a Washington Post article from 1999, and a look back in time at the second version of the HungryMinds site. It was so early in the life of the Internet, Google put out a press release announcing it had landed HungryMinds, which, at the time, was a major web portal. HungryMinds was to be the Internet marketplace, the Amazon, of online learning. I and a handful of others jumped on board, made partnerships with universities, publishers and budding online learning providers. But then came the inevitable crash. HungryMinds was sold to IDG Books and then to the publisher, Wiley.

Eight years ago, I reacquired the HungryMinds domain intent on starting a second version of the site. However, today, post Covid, learning and education is languishing and the technology for learning online and remote attendance, as we saw, is lacking. Therefore, I am re-launching HungryMinds as a site to accelerate learning by opening the dialogue with and beyond the education and ed tech communities, to see if learning can find its rightful place on the Web and in an everyday app.

Gordon Freedman
November 8, 2021