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The Computer Magazine Archives
The Computer Magazine Archives

The Computer Magazine Archives

Found this whilst scouring the net for freebies just, thought it may have been allready mentioned? But if it hasn't worth a look they have multi language magazines for computers and also gaming magazines to, I saw the english language section contains 14,736 I take it that means the total number of magazines in english language?

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With the re-branding of computing power and machines as something welcome in the home and not just the workshop, a number of factors moved forth to sell these machines and their software to a growing and large group of customers. Besides the introduction of more elegant cases and an increased presence by larger and larger firms, a strong argument can be made that one of the forces was the proliferation of computer-related magazines and newsletters that gave a central, printed home for writing about computers. Rising from user support groups, computer companies themselves, and publishing houses willing to risk cash and time to fund them, these magazines set the stage for the home computer revolution.

This collection consists of dozens of magazine runs, digitized from fading piles of older magazines by an army of anonymous contributors. In some cases, quality is variant, due to the rareness of the issues. Special thanks and recognition are given to sites bombjack.org, atarimagazines.com.

This collection is primarily of computer magazines written in the english language. There are additional collections in other languages: Spanish-language computer magazines. There are also collections of gaming magazines and computer-related newsletters.

Enjoy!

22 Comments

It was a fun time in the early days of home computing, but when you look at the magazines, there was some real dross too!

Great find thanks
Going to have fun looking at all the old Amiga mags again

Great find. Nostalgiatastic

Very nostalgic! Just watched an episode of Micro Live from 32 years ago...

Banned

thanks, great find!

A huge chunk of my computing background can be attributed to the magazine Computer Active, which I used to buy religiously between the ages of 10 and 15. At 15 I got more 'hardcore' and started buying PC Pro. What a rebel I was.

X)X) Just found some copies of Sinclair User! Used to spend hours typing out the 'Program Printouts' only for them never to work. Happy days!!

caffineking

X)X) Just found some copies of Sinclair User! Used to spend hours … X)X) Just found some copies of Sinclair User! Used to spend hours typing out the 'Program Printouts' only for them never to work. Happy days!!


Most of us from the 80s will have had that experience.
Later on mags came with cassettes stuck on the front,saves typing.:D

ahh takes me back. I wrote my first programme on a ZX81 back in, um, '81. Good find.

Love retro mags, always takes me back. Heated!

Great find, many thanks.
Will be interesting to look back at the old Atari 8 bit and 16 bit magazines.

There were 'computer magazines' and then there was Your Sinclair.

Most computer mags you paid for were just 50 percent printed ads ahhh the good old days. Or not.

caffineking

X)X) Just found some copies of Sinclair User! Used to spend hours … X)X) Just found some copies of Sinclair User! Used to spend hours typing out the 'Program Printouts' only for them never to work. Happy days!!


same here...

iman1234

same here...


but learnt Basic programming!

I used to collect INPUT magazine which was the BASIC programming for ZX Spectrum thing that was about....Ahh hours of time wasted..

johnsmith1997

Most of us from the 80s will have had that experience.Later on mags came … Most of us from the 80s will have had that experience.Later on mags came with cassettes stuck on the front,saves typing.:D



Cassettes? You were lucky.....

Tip Top - Cheers OP

terriclarkfan

Cassettes? You were lucky.....


Later progressed onto cover floppy discs and then CDs.:D

johnsmith1997

Most of us from the 80s will have had that experience.Later on mags came … Most of us from the 80s will have had that experience.Later on mags came with cassettes stuck on the front,saves typing.:D



​The military grade tape used to attach them to the magazine ripped the cover to shreds.

Sadly I have a 1983 copy of PCW sat on my shelf...Perhaps ought to scan for the archive.

Lol. 800K dual floppy drive £700!!!

jamgin

Sadly I have a 1983 copy of PCW sat on my shelf...Perhaps ought to scan … Sadly I have a 1983 copy of PCW sat on my shelf...Perhaps ought to scan for the archive.Lol. 800K dual floppy drive £700!!!


Just goes to show how quickly prices were tumbling and specs increasing back then - my 1981 Your Computer has a dual CP/M 320K drive for £740 !
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