Old Computer Magazines

The Internet Archive has a section on old computer magazines, which might interest some people I know.

Personally, I’m happy to be able to browse all the issues of Commodore Format, most of which I have stashed in the garage, rather the worse for wear after years of use (and not-use, and ab-use).

But I have friends who have (or had) Amigas, ZX Spectrums, Amstrad CPCs, and I know people who talk about TRS 80s and Atari STs. There are old PC magazines listed.

I smile when I think about the tongue-in-cheek style of British computer magazines of the early ’90s. And I recall that a lot of the staff of Commodore Format came from, or went onto, other computing magazines.

Waiting ten minutes for a program to load, or typing in programs from a magazine, letters pages hosted by unembodied brains, one wonders what future generations will make of it all.

Be a hell of a history lesson, though.

2 thoughts on “Old Computer Magazines”

    1. It was around my time, but I didn’t really watch it. I seem to recall a distorted Patrick Moore. And that there was (and apparently still is) a related magazine.

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