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Acorn magazine collections question

Post by VectorEyes » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:14 am

I've recently been given a few boxes of Acorn magazines. Micro User, Acorn User, Archimedes World and A&B Computing. They're great for nostalgia, but realistically I'm never going to have time to scan them and I don't think there's much info in them that isn't already online.

Hence my question: would they be good to anyone? Does anybody have any interest in such magazine collections these days? If not I think I might have to get rid of them in a few weeks, so I thought I'd ask here. If anyone is looking for specific issues please tell me!

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Post by sydney » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:21 am

I'd be interested in RISCPC era stuff.
Most (all?) Micro user mags are scanned so too Acorn user I think.

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Post by flaxcottage » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:01 am

The mags might be online but there is no substitute for holding a paper copy in ones hand, I feel. :D
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Post by Commie_User » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:28 am

Useful to anyone?

I suppose you have a whole forum aroused like felines on catnip, don't you! :D

Lucky I technically bat for the other side, else I'd be doing it too.

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Post by jgharston » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:35 pm

I have some gaps in my collection, I need to get around to typing it up.

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PDP11 BBC BASIC IV Version 0.25
(C) Copyright J.G.Harston 1989,2005-2015
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Re: Acorn magazine collections question

Post by VectorEyes » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:19 pm

Whoops, forgot to come back and reply to the responses last week. Sorry!

Is there anyone in (South) London who'd be interested in a few boxes of Acorn magazines, then? If not I'll look into going through them and recording exactly which ones I have, but that'll probably take considerably longer.

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Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:30 pm

Any way to get them to Cambridge?

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Re: Acorn magazine collections question

Post by VectorEyes » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:49 am

daveejhitchins wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:30 pm
Any way to get them to Cambridge?

Dave H :D
I'll have a think about it. I'd like to come to the Cambridge ABUG in September, but it's the day after a 17hr 'plane flight so not sure I'll be able/allowed to go!

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Re: Acorn magazine collections question

Post by VectorEyes » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:39 pm

Arise, thread which has not been touched in a long time!

I will be coming to ABUG (Saturday only) and I'll bring the magazines along. Attached spreadsheet (
Acorn magazines.ods
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) contains a list of all the ones I'm bringing. If you have some specific issues that you're looking for, please PM me and I'll reserve them for you. Otherwise I'll have them on my desk (or more likely underneath it) and people are welcome to come along and take them away with them if they want them.

Two caveats: I'd like these to be used to complete people's collections, or actually be of use somehow... so I will be very sad if I see them turn up on eBay! And I reserve the right to keep any if I discover that one of them is stupendously rare and worth thousands of pounds, or is the last remaining missing magazine needed by a museum of computing collection, that sort of thing. :)

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