Computer Closet Collection - Magazines

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Landmark Magazines in the Collection

Naturally, the Collection includes a great number of issues; those pictured here are highlights.

Popular Science, January 1975
The Altair Cover Issue, the one that started it all! Note that the Altair 8800 on the cover looks nothing like the actual unit. That's because the prototype that MITS shipped to the magazine was lost in the mail, and they were forced to cobble together a mock-up at the last moment for the cover photo.

Popular Science, November 1975
The Altair 680 Cover Issue. This Altair doesn't look exactly like the production unit either, it was also a prototype.

BYTE Magazine, Issue #1, September 1976
First issue of the greatest computer magazine ever.

kilobaud Magazine, Issue #1
A lighter style than Byte, and just as historic. Great article titles, such as "Well, Your Micro's Built, Where Do You Go From Here?". Later known as kilobaud Microcomputing, then later simply Microcomputing.

80 Microcomputing, Issue #1, January 1980
The first TRS-80 magazine, later known as 80 Micro.

An early issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal of Computer Calisthenics & Orthodontia, later simply "Dr. Dobb's".

INTERFACE AGE, Issue #11, October 1976
An example of the first year of another of the most popular early computer magazines.
Creative Computing, Best Of Volumes 1-3
This compendium contains the best articles from the educationally-oriented small-computer magazine from 1974-1977.

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