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Help me find this electronics/computer magazine from the 1970s based on its cover...
March 26, 2012 7:23 AM   Subscribe

Help me find this electronics/computer magazine from the 1970s based on its cover...

I am trying to find a photo of the cover of a magazine that I remember from the early 70s (so that I can try to locate a copy of it, eventually).

It featured a computer similar to the Altair 8800 (although I remember it as a little simpler), and it was connected to a monitor that showed a rendering of the Star Trek Enterprise. Based on who gave the magazine to me, I think it would be either 1973 or or early-to-mid 1974, definitely not 1975. Possibly 1972, but that seems like it might be too early for that kind of computer to exist...

I thought it would be Popular Electronics or Popular Science, but I have had no luck identifying it through Google. Does anyone remember this cover?
posted by SNACKeR to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Was it BYTE magazine?
posted by GurnB at 7:35 AM on March 26, 2012


Hmmm. Creative Computing is another candidate.
posted by Good Brain at 8:51 AM on March 26, 2012


Not BYTE, that was published too late...

Creative Computing looks wrong too, the covers are too crude. I thought it might be Radio-Electronics magazine, but none of the covers are right...
posted by SNACKeR at 10:48 AM on March 26, 2012


BYTE didn't start publishing until 1975, and the covers were drawn, not photographs for a while. Same with Creative Computing and Interface.
posted by kjs3 at 10:51 AM on March 26, 2012


Maybe this vintage computer magazine collector has it ... or would know. There are sample cover scans that could jog your memory.
posted by dhartung at 6:14 PM on March 26, 2012


My husband remembers this cover but can't pinpoint it. Apart from those mentioned already above, Kilobaud is another possibility, though it came out in 1977.
posted by girlhacker at 7:34 PM on March 26, 2012


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