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January 3, 2016 7:36 AM   Subscribe

This is great. Against the urging of the wife I have kept hundreds of ancient computer magazines. I love reading about the blazing speed of the new 386 CPUs and how they just blow away the 286. And for only $4999.99!
posted by Splunge at 7:48 AM on January 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

Oh god. There's an ad for DVD-RAM camcorders in there. Wow.
posted by schmod at 8:04 AM on January 3, 2016

There are a whole bunch of these on the Internet Archive, if you really feel you need to download 'em. Saves keeping all of those old mags as roach food around the house.
posted by scruss at 8:12 AM on January 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

I really need to clean out my magazine collection.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 8:25 AM on January 3, 2016

The Maximum PC website has hosted an archive for a few years now , but it seems to be a year out of date right now.
posted by Harpocrates at 8:29 AM on January 3, 2016

MP3s - can they land you a night in the joint?

I'm not altogether clear about whether this is a fearful prospect of some kind or an aspiration.
posted by Segundus at 8:53 AM on January 3, 2016

It's PC gone mad!!!
posted by howfar at 9:02 AM on January 3, 2016 [2 favorites]

I'm convinced. Where can I get a GeForce 4 card?
posted by mazola at 9:17 AM on January 3, 2016

I'm convinced. Where can I get a GeForce 4 card?

The Bush Administration.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:23 AM on January 3, 2016

My goodness, 2007's $1500 PC is almost identical to the computer I ran all the way up until the Witcher 2 forced me to switch out an 8800GT for a GTX560. I even had the Antec case!

I had an E7200, a little monster of a chip which managed 3.8ghz (up from a stock 2.5) for years without fuss.
posted by these are science wands at 9:51 AM on January 3, 2016

I was just given a box of 1976-1980 Byte magazines. They are a wonder to behold in so many ways. I enjoy the tech cycle of Wow -> Boring -> Funny -> Wow. Those 1970's machines and magazine articles are fully into the up-swing wow for me.
posted by dylanjames at 1:06 PM on January 3, 2016 [3 favorites]

I have every issue of this magazine, along with every issue of its predecessor "boot", along with every floppy and cd that accompanied them. Yes, I am a trifle overweight and nearsighted, why do you ask?
posted by Chitownfats at 1:26 AM on January 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

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