Classic Computer Magazine Archive
September 16, 2003 8:05 AM   Subscribe

wow. STart magazine brings back memories. I need to go to my mom's and dig the old atari ST out of the garage.
posted by th3ph17 at 8:11 AM on September 16, 2003

For some reason I had everyone of the Tandy Whiz Kids comics. I was into comics, into computers, so everyone my parents knew who went to Radio Shack picked up one of the damn things for me. That was when I picked up that I was more advertising savvy than the previous generation.
posted by spartacusroosevelt at 8:37 AM on September 16, 2003

Ah... Compute!'s Gazette... this post comes at the perfect time - I've just decided to re-enter the Greater Underground Empire and finish Zork I once and for all! I still have copies of The New Zork Times somewhere. Wasn't there also magazine for kids called K-Power or something like that? (this was at the same time there was a TV series called Whiz kids) I remember feeling so self-righteous as a fourth-grader that they were making us learn Logo and I was in the middle of FOR NEXT loops and GOSUB with BASIC.
posted by ao4047 at 8:39 AM on September 16, 2003

What? No RUN magazine?
posted by grabbingsand at 8:57 AM on September 16, 2003

Actually, it just looks like "Atari computer magazine archive." Did anyone ever actually *own* one of those things? Even in the pre-shakeout days, pretty much everything was a TRS-80 or an Apple ][, except for the huge proliferation of CP/M machines. There was a True Value hardware store trying to unload an unfortunate inventory of TI99/4s, but noboy ever bought them, and once in a while a Timex/Sinclair would pop up. But in my entire life, I think I have encountered a grand total of one Atari 400/800/1xxx pokey-type machine, not counting the one that Mr. Wizard demonstrated on his show.

Bennahum's "Extra Life" seems to suggest that there was some degree of popularity to them, but despite the cachet of the Atari name they were pretty hard to spot in the wild.

Pretty much the only post-shakeout systems I ever encountered in quantity were C64 variants, Amigas, PC/XTs, and a smattering of Macs among the ridiculously wealthy. I knew a guy with an ST, but he didn't use it for anything.
posted by majick at 4:56 PM on September 17, 2003

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