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PC Magazine, Volume 1 Number 1

Volume 1

Volume Issue Date Title
1 1 February-March, 1982 IBM's New Personal Computer: Taking the Measure
1 2 April-May, 1982 Boca Diary - Visiting the Birthplace of the IBM PC
1 3 June-July, 1982 Gary Kildall: The Man Who Created CP/M
1 4 August, 1982 Spreadsheets
1 5 September, 1982 PC Product Guide
1 6 October, 1982 Software: Making the Elephant Tap Dance
1 7 November, 1982 Word Processing
1 8 December, 1982 Games
1 9 January, 1983 Communications
1 10 February, 1983 The Tale of the Mouse
1 11 March, 1983 PC Power
1 12 April, 1983 Painting With Your PC

Volume 2

Volume Issue Date Title
2 1 June, 1984 The PC On Wall Street
2 2 July, 1984 The Ultimate IBM
2 3 August, 1984 Raising Your IBM IQ
2 4 September, 1984 The Art and Alchemy of Programming
2 5 October, 1984 When It All Goes Wrong
2 6 November, 1984 IBM Networks: Which Ones Fly?
2 7 December, 1984 Making Your IBM Earn Its Keep

Volume 3

Volume Issue Date Title
3 1 January 24, 1984 The New IBMs
3 2 February 7, 1984 The dBase II Explosion
3 3 February 24, 1984 IBM vs. Apple
3 4 March 6, 1984 IBM Scores At The Olympics
3 5 March 20, 1984 C: Strong Language for Modern Times
3 6 April 3, 1984 The IBM Compatible Universe
3 7 April 17, 1984 Challenging The Wizard of 1-2-3
3 8 May 1, 1984 IBM Keyboard Power
3 9 May 1984 *Missing from Collection*
3 10 May *Missing from Collection*
3 11 June *Missing from Collection*
3 12 June 26, 1984 Who Needs A Keyboard

PC Magazine was the first magazine dedicated to the IBM PC line of personal computers. They began publication nearly a year after IBM announced the PC. The magazine was a big success combining some technical content with product reviews and industry analysis. PC Magazine was also an advertising goldmine and almost every company who made hardware or software related to the PC took out ads at one time or another.

Although the first issue was fairly small, it did have an interview with a then virtually unknown Bill Gates. Later issues quickly became very large.

(Submitted April 29, 2009 11:08:56 by (a href=mailto:)Mortar(/a))

I didn't get into this title (and other PC titles) until around '87-'88. I was a regular subscriber for about five or six years.

(Submitted December 16, 2006 15:12:20 by Madcrow)

I remember this magazine when I was a kid... Cool in depth reviews, technical information, even a type-in utilities on occasion. I remember how sad it was to see the magazine shrink in size and decline in quality over the years... Now it's glossy but basically content-free...

(Submitted December 9, 2006 03:41:14 by alex duper)

ebay can be usefull for vintage computer items. Why throw the stuff out

(Submitted September 4, 2006 14:21:08 by Kirk Stevens)

Good question. The old mags are amazing. That people would use these as resources before the internet really quite something. A lot of work went into these articles and ads. Amazing that they were current by the time they wree published and arrived at the far off newsstand. How times change.

K. Stevens

(Submitted August 13, 2006 22:07:23 by Shinderpal Jandu)

wonderfull collection. All of stuff was not something I could even consider at the time.

Shinderpal Jandu

(Submitted December 30, 2005 19:56:29 by Theodore Weicker)

In my December 27 submission I should have said that I had Vol 1, Numbers 3 and 4, NOT Vol 1 and 3. My apologies.(see other magazines under BYTE,PC World, PCJr)

(Submitted December 27, 2005 17:38:57 by Theodore Weicker)

I have PC Magazines Vol 1 and 3 available for shipping cost + $2 per shipment (see my other magazines on this site)

(Submitted May 9, 2005 08:07:22 by Erik Klein)

Your best bet is to create an account on the forums and post in the for-sale section there. Just click the Discussion Boards link below or the Forum button in the banner.


(Submitted May 3, 2005 21:58:05 by Don)

If I have old issues of PC Magazine, PC World and Softalk PC, where do I post them? Thanks, Don

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