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Where can I donate my old Computer Shopper Magazines to make sure they get scanned and shared?

I am sure many of you remember the gigantic Computer Shopper magazines of the 1990's; but Computer Shopper actually dates back to sometime in 1979, and still exists in electronic form today. In my ...
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What is the origin of this bizarre advert of people wearing swimsuits in a room with computer hardware?

This image of people wearing swimsuits in a room with computer hardware popped up on Twitter recently. Where was this advertisement published, and what computing product or service is it offering?
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Where can I read the article from Personal Computer World, Nov 1978, which introduced the 8th Rugg/Feldman test program?

I'm trying to track down a copy of PCW from November 1978. I am looking for an article on benchmarking BASIC. They introduced an 8th program to the 7-program Rugg/Feldman test and I'd like to read the ...
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How is it possible that they used to type “Mb” when they meant “MB” in printed computer magazines in the 1990s?

I've read some English and Swedish computer magazines from the 1990s, even late 1990s, and they frequently (maybe even consistently) use "Mb" to mean "Megabyte", even though "Mb" at least now means "...
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Is there any use for PC Magazine issues from the 1990s?

I have what seems to be at least several year's worth of PC Magazine from the 1990s. Before I toss these in recycling I was wondering if someone, somewhere, would find any use for these. I doubt a ...
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Handheld Systems Archives CD-ROM

Does anybody know if this is available anywhere? The domain seems to be gone. Clarification: this magazine was published in the 1990s. According to worldcat.org a couple of US uni's have copies, but ...
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Early 1982 PCW article about pseudo random dungeon mapping

I am looking for an article from an issue of Personal Computer World (PCW) from 19821 which related to generating mazes/dungeons using pseudo random seeds, what I think are (now) called procedural ...