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Scanning these magazines was a pleasure as I believe the localised articles, glossy presentation and quality content are worth sharing to the many Australians who grew up with Microbee. Articles such as manufacturing the Microbee show never before seen online photos and backstory to the local efforts behind the hardware and production. Other articles for upgrading the Microbee computers, program reviews and software catalogues take you back to the moment where investing in this brand held the promise of education at a good price.
My promise to you:
- Preparing these magazines and documents for scanning was done with methodical care for both the source and digital files
- Shared freely with direct downloads with no restrictions on how much you download or advertisements
- Countless post processing options were tested and implemented to best capture the page and deliver a PDF with minimal compression
- The digital equivalents are the best quality that I could obtain within the constraints of my current equipment and source material.
- I kept everything
Limitations in the source:
- Dates and publication details such as year/month and volume number are quite inconsistent. Only when I finished scanning them could I piece together a bates style prefix to the filenames to keep them in order
- Paper stock could vary in age related quality within a single magazine. Meaning some pages were glossy and retain their paper-white quality, and other pages are thinner that have yellowed.
- If you think the photos are faded in the PDF then I can assure you the source is the same or worse.
- Number 27 is missing, send it to me and I’ll add it into the archive
- I don’t have after volume 34, do you?
Google Drive hosting allows you to:
- Click a folder and download the entire contents as a ZIP file directly
- Open a single PDF and scroll through it in your browser
- Download that PDF for later
- Select a couple of files by Control-Click and download those directly opposed to a whole folder.
- I pay for it opposed to file hosting with ads, timers and malware.
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