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Offline yogisumo

Popular Science Google Books
« on: March 05, 2010, 07:05:34 PM »
Popular Science with Google Books has scanned 137 years of magazines.

I did a search for Amiga...

http://www.popsci.com/results?query=amiga
 

Offline Tenacious

Re: Popular Science Google Books
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 05:26:51 PM »
I enjoyed the nostalgia and the hype (especially JS&A's comparison of Mac, Atari, and Amiga, March '86).

Remember when a buzz term like "virtual reality" made each reader imagine endless possibilities for the technology (July '93).  Some of this stuff was tauted for years and influenced the way ppl spent their money.  Then it was simply out of fashion or not practical, didn't live up to expectation, or was a hoax. Things like Bubble Memory and Hypertext.  Actually, Hypertext propably came closest to reality on the Mac, but was over-hyped.  I guess it could be argued that html is its offspring.  Today, we have stuff like "computing in the cloud".  I already never want to hear that term again.

The July  '96 was a fun review of the competing technologies (and the forces that determine winners) to that time that didn't make the fashion cut.  You know, I still have a few working Betamaxes, grin.
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Offline alfredbonnabel

Re: Popular Science Google Books
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 08:51:06 PM »
Quote from: yogisumo;546320
Popular Science with Google Books has scanned 137 years of magazines.
 
I did a search for Amiga...
 
http://www.popsci.com/results?query=amiga

 
Awesome find man. I really enjoy reading old issues of Popular Science if I can find them. I didn't know they had such a comprehensive archive available for free online. Good stuff.
My blog on computers in general and my journey to Amiga at AlfredBonnabel.com.