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Compute! Gazette

Cover of instruments floating (or sinking int) a Commodore 64

Marveling at Compute! Gazette, a magazine for the Commodore's 8-bit home computers.

Advertiesment from mag

It's very 80s. It's also really sincere and amazingly technical.

Programming Music and Sound article

You could use the above music program if you special ordered a disk from the magazine. Or you could COPY THE ENTIRE PROGRAM BY HAND into your computer!!

Spread of code

Absolutely amazing. Also loving the directory of user groups. It's continually humbling to see coding as a historied practice, even if it's only from a few decades back.

User Group directories. From Pensylvania to Mexico!

All issues are on the internet archive. Cover from issue 73. Pages from issue 31.