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Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby hoglet » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:38 pm

Hi all,

I thought it would be fun to try to collect together scanned copies of all the magazine reviews of the Atom.

Here's an initial list, which I'll try to add to.

Personal Computer World - July 1980
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=9440&start=30#p114899
PersonalComputerWorldJuly1980.jpg

Practical Computing - November 1980
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=9440&start=30#p121870
PracticalComputingNovember80.JPG

Computing Today - April 1981
http://acornatom.nl/hoglet/magazines/Co ... ay0481.zip
ComputingTodayApril81.JPG

Comptronics - April 1982
Link to PDF
CompTronicsApril82.jpg


I just missed out two of these on eBay yesterday :(

Does anyone have scanned copies of any of these reviews?

I'm also sure there must have been more reviews that just these.... What have I missed?

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby roland » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:36 am

The Comptronics Magazine looks more like a school project but it is very funny to read it. It's cool that it has been preserved for more than 30 years =D>

I have some Hobbit Magazines which have articles about the Acorn Atom. In fact, this magazine "introduced" the Atom into the Netherlands. When people talked about the "Hobbit computer" they referred to the Atom.

I'll scan those magazines when I have some time for it. At the moment I don't have much free time. (Mrs. Roland has been in the hospital last week and now she needs to rest and keep calm for about 3 - 6 weeks so I have a complete set of new house keeping jobs - but Mrs. Roland is doing well).
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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:54 am

roland wrote:I have some Hobbit Magazines which have articles about the Acorn Atom.
I also thought of it yesterday but my complete Hob-bit collection is somewhere stored here and I don't know where exact? :(

But I've already found my HP scanner back. :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby hoglet » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:34 am

roland wrote:I have some Hobbit Magazines which have articles about the Acorn Atom. In fact, this magazine "introduced" the Atom into the Netherlands. When people talked about the "Hobbit computer" they referred to the Atom.

I'll scan those magazines when I have some time for it. At the moment I don't have much free time.

No worries, this is just a fun little background task.

I did find this on your site:
http://www.acornatom.nl/atom_historie/atom3.htm
on this page:
http://www.acornatom.nl/atom_plaatjes/t ... _tijd.html
I'll add this to the list as well.
roland wrote:Mrs. Roland has been in the hospital last week and now she needs to rest and keep calm for about 3 - 6 weeks so I have a complete set of new house keeping jobs - but Mrs. Roland is doing well.

Sorry to hear about Mrs Roland - hope she's feeling better and has a speedy recovery.

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby harrowm » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:30 am

Many hours of your life can be lost here ..

https://archive.org/details/computermagazines

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby roland » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:20 pm

multiwizard wrote:my complete Hob-bit collection is somewhere stored here and I don't know where exact?


Didn't you store it at my place on the Technical Evening in October 2013?
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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:15 pm

roland wrote:
multiwizard wrote:my complete Hob-bit collection is somewhere stored here and I don't know where exact?

Didn't you store it at my place on the Technical Evening in October 2013?


Hi Roland,

Nope, those were the ones I had all double... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby hoglet » Sun May 03, 2015 8:00 pm

Hi all,

I managed to get hold of the Computing Today review:
http://acornatom.nl/hoglet/magazines/Co ... ay0481.zip

Does anyone have the Personal Computer World or Practical Computing issues listed in the first post? I'm sure someone on here must have them.

Dave

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:34 pm

Yessss!!! :P

I found my complete Hob-bit magazine collection back at the attic... \:D/

I had to repack my VHS video tapes into an other box, beneath the videotapes I found my Hob-bit collection... #-o

I am now able to make some scans of the Atom reviews, but it will be in the Dutch language... :-


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby roland » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:04 pm

That's really good news. 8)
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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:35 pm

Hi,

Hob-bit year 1980 #1 of 3.


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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#00 - 01-1980 bvb1.PNG
#01 - 01-1980 bvb1.PNG
#02 - 01-1980 bvb1.PNG
#03 - 01-1980 bvb1.PNG
#04 - 02-1980 bvb2.PNG
#05 - 02-1980 bvb2.PNG
#06 - 02-1980 bvb2.PNG
#07 - 03-1980 bvb3.PNG
#08 - 03-1980 bvb3.PNG
#09 - 03-1980 bvb3.PNG

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:36 pm

Hob-bit year 1980 #2 of 3.
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#10 - 03-1980 bvb3.PNG
#11 - 04-1980 ad.PNG
#12 - 04-1980 bvb4.PNG
#13 - 04-1980 bvb4.PNG
#14 - 04-1980 bvb4.PNG
#15 - 04-1980 bvb4.PNG
#16 - 05-1980 Cover.PNG
#17 - 05-1980 Left.PNG
#18 - 05-1980 Right.PNG
#19 - 05-1980 bvb5.PNG

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:36 pm

Hob-bit year 1980 #3 of3.
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#20 - 05-1980 bvb5.PNG
#21 - 05-1980 bvb5.PNG
#22 - 05-1980 bvb5.PNG
#23 - 05-1980 bvb5.PNG
#24 - 05-1980 ad.PNG

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby 1024MAK » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:11 am

=D> Nice :D (not that I can understand the text, but some wonderful pictures and diagrams).

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:20 am

1024MAK wrote:=D> Nice :D (not that I can understand the text, but some wonderful pictures and diagrams).

Mark

You can always type in some of the programs... :D

Lots of scans will come on-line later today... :wink:


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby oss003 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:26 pm

Wim,

maybe it's a bettter idea to add all scanned pages of the same magazine in one PDF file and upload it to Google drive or to Roland to host them on http://www.acornatom.nl
IIRC Roland has some more scanned magazines on his server.

Then you only have to create links to the PDF files on this topic.

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:28 pm

Ok then,

here comes Hob-bit year 1981 #1 of 6.


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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#25 - 01-1981 ad.PNG
#26 - 01-1981 bvb6.PNG
#27 - 01-1981 bvb6.PNG
#28 - 01-1981 bvb6.PNG
#29 - 01-1981 ad.PNG
#30 - 02-1981 ad.PNG
#31 - 02-1981 bvb7.PNG
#32 - 02-1981 bvb7.PNG
#33 - 02-1981 ad.PNG
#34 - 02-1981 ad.PNG

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:29 pm

Hob-bit year 1981 #2 of 6.
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#35 - 03-1981 bvb8.PNG
#36 - 03-1981 bvb8.PNG
#37 - 04-1981.PNG
#38 - 04-1981.PNG
#39 - 04-1981 bvb9.PNG
#40 - 04-1981 bvb9.PNG
#41 - 05-1981 bvb10.PNG
#42 - 05-1981 bvb10.PNG
#43 - 05-1981 bvb10.PNG
#44 - 06-1981 32K.PNG

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:29 pm

Hob-bit year 1981 #3 of 6.
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#45 - 06-1981 32K.PNG
#46 - 06-1981 32K.PNG
#47 - 06-1981 32K.PNG
#48 - 06-1981 bvb11.PNG
#49 - 06-1981 bvb11.PNG
#50 - 06-1981 bvb11.PNG
#51 - 07_08-1981 bvb12.PNG
#52 - 07_08-1981 bvb12.PNG
#53 - 07_08-1981 bvb12.PNG
#54 - 07_08-1981.PNG

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:29 pm

Hob-bit year 1981 #4 of 6.
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#55 - 07_08-1981.PNG
#56 - 07_08-1981.PNG
#57 - 09-1981 bvb13.PNG
#58 - 09-1981 bvb13.PNG
#59 - 09-1981 bvb13.PNG
#60 - 09-1981 bvb13.PNG
#61 - 10-1981 Cover.PNG
#62 - 10-1981 bvb14.PNG
#63 - 10-1981 bvb14.PNG
#64 - 10-1981 bvb14.PNG
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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:30 pm

Hob-bit year 1981 #5 of 6.
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#65 - 10-1981.PNG
#66 - 10-1981.PNG
#67 - 11-1981 Mo.JPG
#68 - 11-1981 Mo.JPG
#69 - 11-1981 bvb15.PNG
#70 - 11-1981 bvb15.PNG
#71 - 11-1981 bvb15.PNG
#72 - 12-1981 bvb16.PNG
#73 - 12-1981 bvb16.PNG
#74 - 12-1981 bvb16.PNG

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:30 pm

Hob-bit year 1981 #6 of 6.

Later on 1982... 8)


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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#75 - 12-1981.PNG

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:24 pm

oss003 wrote:Wim,

maybe it's a better idea to add all scanned pages of the same magazine in one PDF file and upload it to Google drive or to Roland to host them on http://www.acornatom.nl
IIRC Roland has some more scanned magazines on his server.

Then you only have to create links to the PDF files on this topic.

Greetings
Kees
Hi Kees,

1981 had the most articles... :oops:

1982 has a few less... :-

1983 about the half of that... :-s

1984 has only some articles left... :(

Perhaps when there is another way of putting them on-line I can always delete the most of images... 8)


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:52 pm

Here comes Hob-bit year 1982 #1 of 5.


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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#76 - 01-1982.PNG
#77 - 01-1982.PNG
#78 - 01-1982.PNG
#79 - 02-1982 bvb17.PNG
#80 - 02-1982 bvb17 Small.PNG
#81 - 04-1982  Cover Small.PNG
#82 - 04-1982  PSU.PNG
#83 - 04-1982  PSU.PNG
#84 - 04-1982  PSU.PNG
#85 - 04-1982  PSU.PNG

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:52 pm

Here comes Hob-bit year 1982 #2 of 5.
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#86 - 04-1982  39en.PNG
#87 - 04-1982  Har.PNG
#88 - 04-1982 Har.PNG
#89 - 05-1982 bvb18.PNG
#90 - 05-1982 bvb18.PNG
#91 - 05-1982 bvb18.PNG
#92 - 05-1982 bvb18.PNG
#93 - 06-1982 Shrink.PNG
#94 - 07_8-1982 MC.PNG
#95 - 07_8-1982 BJ.PNG

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:52 pm

Here comes Hob-bit year 1982 #3 of 5.
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#96 - 07_8-1982 BJ.PNG
#97 - 09-1982 Draw.PNG
#98 - 09-1982 Draw.PNG
#99 - 09-1982 bvb19.PNG
#100 - 09-1982 bvb19.PNG
#101 - 09-1982 ad.PNG
#102 - 09-1982 ad.PNG
#103 - 10-1982 Tape.PNG
#104 - 10-1982 Tape.PNG
#105 - 11-1982 Seik.PNG

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:52 pm

Here comes Hob-bit year 1982 #4 of 5.
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#106 - 11-1982 Seik.PNG
#107 - 11-1982 Seik.PNG
#108 - 11-1982 Pr.PNG
#109 - 11-1982 Pr.PNG
#110 - 11-1982 Pr.PNG
#111 - 11-1982 RTC.PNG
#112 - 11-1982 RTC.PNG
#113 - 11-1982 RTC.PNG
#114 - 12-1982 ad AXR1.PNG
#115 - 12-1982 Cal.PNG

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:53 pm

Here comes Hob-bit year 1982 #5 of 5.
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#116 - 12-1982 Mat.PNG
#117 - 12-1982 Pr Int.PNG
#118 - 12-1982 Pr Int.PNG
#119 - 12-1982 Pr Int.PNG
#120 - 12-1982 Pr Int.PNG

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:05 pm

Here comes Hob-bit year 1983 #1 of 3.
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#121 - 01-1983 AXR1.PNG
#122 - 01-1983 AXR1.PNG
#123 - 01-1983 AXR1.PNG
#124 - 01-1983 Atomica.PNG
#125 - 02-1983 Pr.PNG
#126 - 02-1983 Pr.PNG
#127 - 02-1983 Pr.PNG
#128 - 02-1983 Pr.PNG
#129 - 04-1983 Char.PNG
#130 - 04-1983 Char.PNG

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Re: Atom Magazine Reviews

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:05 pm

Here comes Hob-bit year 1983 #2 of 3.
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#131 - 05-1983 Stu.PNG
#132 - 06-1983 Vali.PNG
#133 - 06-1983 Vali.PNG
#134 - 06-1983 Vali.PNG
#135 - 06-1983 Vali.PNG
#136 - 07_8-1983 Masm.PNG
#137 - 09-1983 Finz.PNG
#138 - 09-1983 Finz.PNG
#139 - 09-1983 Finz.PNG
#140 - 09-1983 Finz.PNG


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