Electronics Australia and Electronics Today magazine 1982-1985, as scanned by Jeremy

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Presented here is everything I have for Electronics Australia and Electronics Today magazine. The CD player and optical media were introduced to market in the timeframe of magazines uploaded here so you really get a sense of how much of a game changer this technology was.  As the magazines are Australian, you get the ‘News’ section in each issue as a reminder of how radio, telecommunications and television have evolved.  All the Rod Irving and Dick Smith ads are great too.

Scanning these was hard! Never the less I worked around ‘High Sierra PDF bugs’ and ‘ScanSnap is too dumbed down’ by literally scanning the colour pages separately to the yellowed text pages and making a workflow to combine them into one PDF file.  Most pages were scanned in greyscale (opposed to space saving B&W) to better preserve detail in the photos.

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Electronics Australia 1982-01.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-05.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-06.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-07.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-08.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-11.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-12.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-01.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-02.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-03.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-04.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-05.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-06.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-07.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-08.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-09.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-10.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-02.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-04.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-06.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-07.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-08.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-09.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-10.pdf
Electronics Australia 1985-07.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-08.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-09.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-10.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-11.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-12.pdf
Electronics Today 1986-02.pdf
Electronics Today International 1974-12.pdf

Please note the file “Electronics Australia Compilation archive JBH.pdf” refers to a very different set of pages to the rest. The original owner of the source pages took apart Electronics Australia and saved the front cover and maybe one or two articles he liked.  They were given to me and are scanned as is.  The front covers are beautiful though, even if they were terribly warped from water damage.  The other files are full-text.


		
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Business Week 1996-02-05 magazine, ‘Apple – The fall of an American icon’

Presented here is a scan of a 22 year old magazine, ‘Business Week 1996-02-05’.  I find it fascinating as it has some backstory to Apple Computer’s financial troubles in 1996.

Any Apple history is important to me as the more I read the more it changes!

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Business Week 1996-02-05

DEC Digital Computers – Rare brochure collection as scanned by Jeremy

DEC have a fascinating history in corporate computing with their famous VAX and PDP lines of hardware.  Presented here are 600dpi photographic scans of the most beautiful DEC brochures and booklets I have.  The annual reports are interesting and relate to Australian operations also.

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To my knowledge most of these have not been seen online before, let alone at this level of quality.  Every effort was made to ensure both page sides present properly when viewed side by side, so that double page spreads ‘work’ on screen.  I suggest opening these PDFs in full screen mode so that the 1st page is displayed, then p2-3 are side by side with no borders.  Preview on the Mac does this automatically if full screen is toggled.  Acrobat Reader does a good job of this too.   Please note that due to precision cuts to the centrefold of the spine, some margin is scanned that the bind would hide.

My promise to you:

  • Preparing these  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

Some examples are provided:

Example 1Example 2Example 3Example 4

Example 5Example 6

DEC\ DIGITAL\ Computers 
CASE Software Tools For Computer Aided Software Engineering.pdf
Computer Aided Software Engineering CASE.pdf
DEC Insight 1981-11.pdf
DEC South Pacific Region Operations Review 1986.pdf
DEC World 1990 Preview.pdf
DEC World 1990 Program Guide.pdf
Digital Equipment Corporation Annual Report 1980.pdf
Digital Equipment Corporation Annual Report 1981.pdf
Digital Equipment Corporation Annual Report 1982.pdf
Digital Has It Now Corporate Networks For Information Access.pdf
Digital Integrated Software Solutions.pdf
Digital Software IAS RSX-11 Software Library Routines Reference Manual.pdf
IAS RSX-11 ODT Reference Manual.pdf
Introducing The VAX 11 730.pdf
New Software License Options.pdf
Office Information Systems.pdf
Office Plus.pdf
PCLAN Server 3100.pdf
Prices Disks as of 1982-09-17.pdf
South Pacific Region Operations Review 1981 (Difficult Scan).pdf
The VMS Operating System.pdf
Transaction Processing From Digital.pdf
VAX Common Data Dictionary.pdf
VAX DEC MMS Version 2 Module Management System.pdf
VAX DEC Sode Management System.pdf
VAX DOCUMENT.pdf
VAX FORTRAN.pdf
VAX News Special Issue 1980.pdf
VAX RALLY.pdf
VAX Rdb VMS High Performance Data Management Solution.pdf
VAX Software Project Manager.pdf
VAX Systems Site Preparatio Guide 1982-04.pdf
VAX TEAMDATA.pdf
VAX Why Digital, Why Vax Brochure.pdf
VAX-11 730 Computer System.pdf
VAX-11 750 Computer System.pdf
VAXcluster Systems.pdf

Microbee Online Magazine and Journal now available as scanned by Jeremy

Please contact me for information on downloading these PDFs

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Donations would be great to cover costs of transport, scanning equipment maintenance and hosting fees

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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:

  1. Click a folder and download the entire contents as a ZIP file directly
  2. Open a single PDF and scroll through it in your browser
  3. Download that PDF for later
  4. Select a couple of files by Control-Click and download those directly opposed to a whole folder.
  5. I pay for it opposed to file hosting with ads, timers and malware.
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001 Microbee Online June Issue 01.pdf
002 Microbee Online July Number 02.pdf
003 Microbee Online August Issue 03.pdf
004 Microbee Online September Number 04.pdf
005 Microbee Online October Number 05.pdf
006 Microbee Online November : December Issue 06.pdf
007 Microbee Online January Issue 07.pdf
008 Microbee Online February Issue 08.pdf
009 Microbee Online March Issue 09.pdf
010 Microbee Online April Issue 10.pdf
011 Microbee Online 1985-05 Number 11.pdf
012 Microbee Online 1985-06 Number 12.pdf
013 Microbee Online 1985-07 Number 13.pdf
014 Microbee Online August 1985.pdf
015 Microbee Online 1985 September.pdf
016 Microbee Online Number 16.pdf
017 Microbee Online 1985-11 Number 17.pdf
018 Microbee Online 1985-12 Number 18.pdf
019 Microbee Online 1986-01 Number 19.pdf
020 Microbee Online 1986-02 Number 20.pdf
021 Microbee Online 1986-03.pdf
022 Microbee Online 1986-04 Number 22.pdf
023 Microbee Online 1986-05 Number 23.pdf
024 Microbee Online 1986-06 Number 24.pdf
025 Microbee Online 1986-07 Number 25.pdf
026 Microbee Online 1986-08 Number 26.pdf
028 Microbee Online 1986-10 Number 28.pdf
029 Microbee Online 1986-11 Number 29.pdf
030 Microbee Online 1986-12 Number 30.pdf
031 Microbee Online 1987 Number 31.pdf
032 Microbee Online 1987 Number 32.pdf
033 Microbee Online 1987 Number 33.pdf
034 Microbee Online 1987 Number 34.pdf

 

More Australian computer magazines scanned 1980s-1990s

More magazines have been scanned and uploaded to my publicly shared Google Drive.  Double click or tap Magazine scans

Be sure to view your PDF files as full screen, two page booklet mode for two page advertisements to be displayed correct. More than one PDF or file can be downloaded at once and saved as a ZIP file.

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Your Computer was Australian publication that covered news and articles related to popular home computers in the market at the time (late 80s).  Apple II, IIGS, Commodore/Amiga and IBM compatibles are covered. Scans of this magazine are relevant to modern interest.  A quick scroll through the PDF files shows news about upcoming products and the time frame around them.  An example is the evolution of home printing, as we have come from the 40-column Daisy Wheel type to affordable laser printing at 1200dpi.

Your Computer is loaded with advertisements for Australian local businesses and dealers.  This allows for easy comparison of prices and value to modern products.  I combine the date of the magazine and price listed with the RBA’s Inflation Calculator to compare.  The entry-level Epson LX-86 is listed for $495 and would cost $1,261.95AUD in 2016!

Other international magazines have also been added, and by my understanding are presented to the internet some for the first time. Titles include:

  • Commodore Computing International
  • Commodore Magazine
  • RUN
  • Your Commodore
  • Compute!’s Gazette

Enjoy the huge range of advertisements, news articles in high quality PDF files as freely shared above.  Scanning is just one of the steps to bring these publications back to life and I offer a link here to donate and pay for my equipment outlay: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SEP3P27VK58SN

 

Reader Alan emailed me regarding missing pages from two editions.  I have re-scanned and uploaded. Thank you. 29 September 2017.

Examples of covers shown here:
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