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Greetings people!

As there seemed to be a lot of interest in getting BYTE scanned I thought I would at least give it a stab. BYTE is huge huge huge so I have no time-line. Instead I am focusing on just getting issues scanned and posted. My plan right now is to scan one issue per week and post it to this thread. This post (the start of the thread) will be updated as we go to show the current progress. Since these tend to be large (some of the magazines will run to nearly half a gig) and they are hosted on my site they probably will not be up for more than a few weeks for each magazine (note: so far all magazines listed are still available for download). The idea is that if I quit at some point along the way at least there is a good deal of work done for the next person.

I do not plan on scanning these in order. I will mix-up the large/small magazines based on my bandwidth allotment left and time I have to scan on a given week.

Below is the current list of BYTE magazines I have to scan and the date the scan was posted on the thread. If there is no posted date then I have not scanned or posted the magazine yet. If the magazine is not listed then I don't have it and I need it.

A few people have graciously offered some bandwidth and provided mirrors for these magazines. All of the magazines that have been posted are available on these sites as well as in the downloads in the thread posts themselves. Many thanks to those donating bandwidth!


http://files.exotica.org.uk/byte/

ftp://helpedia.com/p...hive/temp/Byte/
http://24.96.150.90/...byte/index.html
http://24.96.150.75/...byte/index.html
http://76.73.219.7/e...byte/index.html

 

Issue Volume Num Date Pages Size Date Posted to Thread
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Vol 00 No 1  01  Sep-75 100   62   Posted 2010-08-31
Vol 00 No 2  02  Oct-75 100   56   Posted 2010-08-31
Vol 00 No 3  03  Nov-75 100   60   Posted 2010-08-06
Vol 00 No 4  04  Dec-75 116   68   Posted 2010-10-31
Vol 00 No 5  05  Jan-76 100   58   Posted 2010-12-04
Vol 00 No 6  06  Feb-76 100   55   Posted 2010-12-23
Vol 00 No 7  07  Mar-76 100   56   Posted 2011-01-20
Vol 00 No 8  08  Apr-76 100   58   Posted 2010-01-29
Vol 00 No 9  09  May-76 100   58   Posted 2010-08-27
Vol 00 No 10 10  Jun-76 116   66   Posted 2010-09-15
Vol 00 No 11 11  Jul-76 116   69   Posted 2011-01-29
Vol 00 No 12 12  Aug-76 132   76   Posted 2010-12-24
Vol 00 No 13 13  Sep-76 132   77   Posted 2011-01-30
Vol 00 No 14 14  Oct-76 148   87   Posted 2011-01-31
Vol 00 No 15 15  Nov-76 148   86   Posted 2010-10-01
Vol 00 No 16 16  Dec-76 148   86   Posted 2010-10-14

Vol 02 No 1  17  Jan-77 148   91   Posted 2010-12-29
Vol 02 No 2  18  Feb-77 164   100  Posted 2011-01-31
Vol 02 No 4  20  Apr-77 180   109  Posted 2011-03-13
Vol 02 No 5  21  May-77 180   110  Posted 2011-04-08
Vol 02 No 6  22  Jun-77 184   113  Posted 2011-04-23
Vol 02 No 8  24  Aug-77 180   107  Posted 2010-09-26
Vol 02 No 9  25  Sep-77 228   143  Posted 2010-12-09
Vol 02 No 10 26  Oct-77 212   132  Posted 2010-12-16
Vol 02 No 11 27  Nov-77 260   160  Posted 2013-08-06
Vol 02 No 12 28  Dec-77 228   143  Posted 2011-01-25        

Vol 03 No 1  29  Jan-78 194   121  Posted 2011-02-21
Vol 03 No 2  30  Feb-78 212   131  Posted 2010-08-22
Vol 03 No 3  31  Mar-78 228   154  Posted 2011-03-10
Vol 03 No 4  32  Apr-78 212   133  Posted 2013-11-11
Vol 03 No 5  33  May-78
Vol 03 No 6  34  Jun-78 212   133  Posted 2011-05-08
Vol 03 No 7  35  Jul-78
Vol 03 No 8  36  Aug-78 212   128  Posted 2010-12-19
Vol 03 No 9  37  Sep-78 212   130  Posted 2011-03-05
Vol 03 No 10 38  Oct-78
Vol 03 No 11 39  Nov-78
Vol 03 No 12 40  Dec-78

Vol 04 No 1  41  Jan-79 228   151  Posted 2011-03-06
Vol 04 No 2  42  Feb-79 236   150  Posted 2011-03-20
Vol 04 No 3  43  Mar-79 276   174  Posted 2011-04-15
Vol 04 No 4  44  Apr-79 284   176  Posted 2011-01-07
Vol 04 No 5  45  May-79 292   183  Posted 2011-04-28
Vol 04 No 6  46  Jun-79 288   184  Posted 2011-01-20
Vol 04 No 7  47  Jul-79 276   175  Posted 2013-09-30
Vol 04 No 8  48  Aug-79 268   180  Posted 2013-08-08
Vol 04 No 9  49  Sep-79 260   176  Posted 2010-12-27

Vol 05 No 1  53  Jan-80 276   182  Posted 2010-09-18
Vol 05 No 2  54  Feb-80 260   179  Posted 2010-08-15
Vol 05 No 3  55  Mar-80 294   200  Posted 2010-10-08
Vol 05 No 4  56  Apr-80 308   204  Posted 2010-11-24
Vol 05 No 5  57  May-80 344   221  Posted 2011-04-03
Vol 05 No 6  58  Jun-80
Vol 05 No 7  59  Jul-80
Vol 05 No 8  60  Aug-80 308   207  Posted 2010-08-06
Vol 05 No 9  61  Sep-80
Vol 05 No 10 62  Oct-80 404   281  Posted 2010-11-19
Vol 05 No 11 63  Nov-80
Vol 05 No 12 64  Dec-80 404   276  Posted 2010-08-25

Vol 06 No 1  65  Jan-81
Vol 06 No 2  66  Feb-81 524   337  Posted 2013-10-14
Vol 06 No 3  67  Mar-81
Vol 06 No 4  68  Apr-81 418   279  Posted 2010-09-23
Vol 06 No 5  69  May-81 
Vol 06 No 7  71  Jul-81
Vol 06 No 8  72  Aug-81 496   327  Posted 2011-05-10
Vol 06 No 9  73  Sep-81 500   330  Posted 2011-08-20
Vol 06 No 10 74  Oct-81 530   345  Posted 2011-08-27
Vol 06 No 11 75  Nov-81 572   377  Posted 2011-09-05
Vol 06 No 12 76  Dec-81 548   379  Posted 2010-08-07

Vol 07 No 3  79  Mar-82 532   353  Posted 2011-03-17
Vol 07 No 4  80  Apr-82 548   369  Posted 2013-08-29  
Vol 07 No 5  81  May-82 548   342  Posted 2013-09-10
Vol 07 No 6  82  Jun-82 564   373  Posted 2010-10-23
Vol 07 No 7  83  Jul-82
Vol 07 No 8  84  Aug-82
Vol 07 No 10 86  Oct-82 532   349  Posted 2013-08-22
Vol 07 No 11 87  Nov-82 636   428  Posted 2011-01-02
Vol 07 No 12 88  Dec-82 596   402  Posted 2011-04-10

Vol 08 No 2  ??  Feb-83        
Vol 08 No 5  ??  May-83 596   397  Posted 2010-08-18
Vol 08 No 8  ??  Aug-83 578   380  Posted 2010-08-12
Vol 08 No 9  ??  Sep-83 674   442  Posted 2010-08-29
Vol 08 No 10 ??  Oct-83 676   462  Posted 2010-11-28
Vol 08 No 12 ??  Dec-83 660   456  Posted 2011-03-11

Vol 09 No 1  ??  Jan-84
Vol 09 No 2  ??  Feb-84 548   386  Posted 2011-01-13
Vol 09 No 3  ??  Mar-84
Vol 09 No 4  ??  Apr-84
Vol 09 No 5  ??  May-84 586   404  Posted 2011-03-25
Vol 09 No 6  ??  Jun-84
Vol 09 No 7  ??  Jul-84 456   313  Posted 2013-11-04  ** Last 16 pages missing **
Vol 09 No 9  ??  Spec   298   192  Posted 2011-05-08
Vol 09 No 10 ??  Sep-84 536   355  Posted 2013-11-25  ** Latest **
Vol 09 No 11 ??  Oct-84
Vol 09 No 12 ??  Nov-84

Vol 10 No 1  ??  Jan-85 500   335  Posted 2013-08-15
Vol 10 No 4  ??  Apr-85
Vol 10 No 5  ??  May-85 544   344  Posted 2013-10-07
Vol 10 No 6  ??  Jun-85
Vol 10 No 7  ??  Jul-85 490   324  Posted 2013-10-21
Vol 10 No 8  ??  Aug-85
Vol 10 No 9  ??  Sep-85 494   333  Posted 2013-10-28
Vol 10 No 10 ??  Nov-85
Vol 10 No 11 ??  Spec   310   209  Posted 2010-12-04
Vol 10 No 12 ??  Nov-85

Vol 11 No 1  ??  Jan-86 478   323  Posted 2013-09-06
Vol 11 No 2  ??  Feb-86
Vol 11 No 3  ??  Mar-86 480   327  Posted 2010-09-14
Vol 11 No 4  ??  Apr-86
Vol 11 No 5  ??  May-86
Vol 11 No 6  ??  Jun-86 464   318  Posted 2010-12-09
Vol 11 No 7  ??  Jul-86
Vol 11 No 8  ??  Aug-86
Vol 11 No 9  ??  Sep-86 478   331  Posted 2011-03-07
Vol 11 No 10 ??  Oct-86 418   282  Posted 2013-11-18   
Vol 11 No 12 ??  Nov-86
Vol 11 No 13 ??  Dec-86 458   322  Posted 2011-04-19

Notes on issue numbers:

  • BYTE did not use volume numbers for the first sixteen issues. These are labeled as Vol 00-##. Issue Vol 2-01 is the 17th issue.
  • BYTE had several years where 13 issues were produced. These will be highlighted as they pop up.
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BYTE #3 November 1975 Is This Next? - 100 pages, 60 Megs

 

Download it here: BYTE Vol 00-03 1975-11 Is This Next?

 

Hi-lights in this issue:

 

Foreground

INS AND OUTS OF VOLATILE MEMORIES

COMPUTERS ARE RIDICULOUSLY SIMPLE

COMPUTERS AND AMATEUR RADIO

SON OF MOTOROLA (OR, THE $20 CPU CHIP) - A first look at this weird chip called the "6502". :)

 

Background

HEXPAWN - PROJECT IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

NOTES ON PARALLEL OUTPUT INTERFACES

MONITOR 8 1/2 - YOUR OWN PSEUDO INSTRUCTIONS

VERSATILE READ ONLY MEMORY PROGRAMMER

 

Nucleus

From the Publisher

Speaking of Computers

Book Reviews

Byter's Digest

Clubs and Newsletters

Diagnostics

Letters

BOMB

Reader's Service

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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This is totally awesome! Thanks Thumpnugget! :cool:

 

When a torrent gets going, I'll be sure to provide as much bandwidth to it as I can.

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BYTE Vol 06-12 1981-12 Computer Games - 548 Pages, 379 Megs (ouch!)

 

This issue has an article from Chris Crawford covering display lists, lots of game reviews for the Atari as well as many other 8-bit machines.

 

Download it here: Byte Vol 06-12 1981-12 Computer Games

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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I actually did this scan long ago so it is not one of my best (some streaks) but it is OCR'd and bookmarked like the others.

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Oh man!!

 

Thanks for doing these. Great memories, and actually some good ideas. I had stacks of BYTE. Had to get rid of them long ago. Glad not everybody did!

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BYTE Vol 06-12 1981-12 Computer Games - 548 Pages, 379 Megs (ouch!)

I've had that one out and in a plastic bag (because the cover came detached or something) for ages.

 

And some of these date back to before I first got a subscription.

 

FYI, I have scanned and mostly OCRed (primarily the body text) the book Threaded Interpretive Languages. If I had a good modern page-layout program for OS X, I'd try to make a good PDF of it. But I want something that can force line breaks in the middle of justified paragraphs so that I can match the line breaks of the original paper version.

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BYTE Vol 08-08 1983-08 The C Programming Language - 578 Pages, 380 Megs (very big!)

 

This issue is all about the C programming language... Including a primer for people new to C (many articles) and comparisons of a couple dozen C compilers for MS-DOS, CP/M-86, CP/M-80, and UNIX. Other articles about the Apple III, a UNIX Tutorial, part 3 of an in-depth look at the 8086 architecture, etc..

 

Not much on the Atari though the Microbytes had some tidbits on a telecom system for the 2600 and also has news about the Coleco Adam and a Digital Research working on an alternative to the upcoming "Juggernaut" MSX operating system being backed by Microsoft :)

 

Download it here: BYTE Vol 08-08 1983-08 The C Programming Language

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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Seriously. Did you guys read the Bill Gates article in the last one scanned? I have it up on my office window now. It's quite a treat.

 

Thank you, thank you for doing these. I've got several great inspirations for some assembly language tutorial, background stuff from these. The perspective of BYTE is very good for introductory style work. Love being able to see some of it again. It's also great to see the past, and know just how much we all learned from this great magazine. Nothing today even comes close!

 

Used to be, one could go shopping with mom, and come back with graphics, assembly language, the introduction on a new language, games, and all sorts of other goodies for a few bucks. Now, it's reviews and some little bits here and there. What a golden time!

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I am so glad people are enjoying these. I really enjoy reading these while putting them together. I just finished doing an issue today from 1983 that covered the Electronic Office - Best one yet! huge article on networking standards, the upcoming technology of computer based meetings to replace business travel, reviews on the trs-80 model 100, the fortune 16:32, a big feature on the Osborne Executive - was just an awesome read.. I will get it put up before the end of the week.

 

I almost scored an issue #1 this week but the deal fell through... Right now there are a few people putting BYTES up on ebay for crazy crazy prices so the waiting-to-scan stack may not grow much for a while as everyone seems to think that their BYTES are worth their weight in gold.

 

Anyway hopefully we can keep this on the down-low just a tad :) I have a transfer limit of about 300 gigabytes per week for this and so far we are nowhere near that but with these size of downloads one errant blog post could top it out.

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I'll start grabbing these a bit later.

 

Maybe you could give priority to the ones with the most Atari stuff in them getting done first?

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BYTE Vol 05-02 1980-02 Graph Theory - 260 Pages, 179 Megs

 

This issue is on graph theory so if you like math hey here is an issue for you. There is also an article on creating computer controlled dimmer switches and a computer controlled wood stove.. Not my favorite issue but how about that cover?

 

Download it here: BYTE Vol 05-02 1980-02 Graph Theory

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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A lot of these articles on early protocals, the early computer club scenes, the emergence of the 6502 and the rise of Microsoft are just so much reading candy i'm in Nerdvana. :D

 

Thanks Thumpnugget

 

For what it is worth, I rather liked K.C. Munchkin. :)

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Wow, that's amazing,

I love issue 3 from 1975 and the FIRST computer game book review (page 11): What to do after you hit return.

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BYTE Vol 08-05 1983-05 The Electronic Office - 596 Pages, 397 Megs

 

This issue of BYTE has a focus on the electronic office. Topics include local area networks, the movable conference, electronic publishing, and white-collar productivity. These are in-depth articles on the then-present sate of the art and future predictions.

 

There is another great article following four start-up companies in Silicon Valley: Adaptec, Evotek, The learning company, and Victory computers.

 

In the BYTE lines: Commodore to drop its 16 bit processor and go to the Zilog Z8000? Integrated Software the Key to success (lots of talk about xerox and PARC)? Atari Founder to start Robotics Company? Japan to launch new software development effort....

 

Not much for the Atari but articles on other 8-bits: Vic-20, TRS-80 Model 100, The TRS-80 Color Computer, the fortune 16:32, and the Corvus Computer.

 

Much much more.. This one is choc full of information goodness :)

 

Download it here: BYTE Vol 08-05 1983-05 The Electronic Office

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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Bonus!

 

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A lot of good stuff in this issue, but a couple of problems this time.

 

Page 49 is rotated sideways.

 

There seems to have been a feeder slip at pages 177-180. This was pretty obvious from just flipping through. After that I actually counted the pages and found nothing else missing.

 

 

 

So what would be a good upper bound of issues worth scanning? I'd have to say about '84, particularly the Macintosh issue as the last notable one. After that point, the main good stuff was Pournelle's column. The magazine itself wasn't really bad until about '93 or so, but it just wasn't the same from '84 on.

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A lot of good stuff in this issue, but a couple of problems this time.

 

Page 49 is rotated sideways.

 

There seems to have been a feeder slip at pages 177-180. This was pretty obvious from just flipping through. After that I actually counted the pages and found nothing else missing.

 

 

 

So what would be a good upper bound of issues worth scanning? I'd have to say about '84, particularly the Macintosh issue as the last notable one. After that point, the main good stuff was Pournelle's column. The magazine itself wasn't really bad until about '93 or so, but it just wasn't the same from '84 on.

 

 

Thanks for catching that so fast.. I must have rotated that page accidentally when I was fixing the rotation on some of the others.. I had to rescan some of the pages but I neglected to get those redone.. I will fish the magazine out of the garbage and get those fixed.

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OK! the last issue has been fixed and re-uploaded and all the posts with page counts / byte size have been updated.

 

Regarding the question on how far (date wise) to go when scanning I was thinking at least through 1986. I sliced up a March 1986 for scanning today (The one with the Atari ST on the cover).. The articles are still interesting: preview of the 1040ST, Image processing the Titanic, Building a real-time clock, Building a simple windowing system, the new ANSI C Standard, A Macintosh disassembler, One titled "The electronic university, get a degree without leaving your computer".. Reviews of the Kaypro 286i, Modula-2 for Z80 CP/M, Pocket APL, Prolog for MSDOS.. Other Articles: The 68000 wars part I, The Amstrad PCW, two articles by Jerry Pournelle... a bunch of others.

 

Still seems like lots of good stuff in 1986.

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BYTE Vol 08-05 1983-05 The Electronic Office - 596 Pages, 397 Megs

 

This issue of BYTE has a focus on the electronic office. Topics include local area networks, the movable conference, electronic publishing, and white-collar productivity. These are in-depth articles on the then-present sate of the art and future predictions.

 

There is another great article following four start-up companies in Silicon Valley: Adaptec, Evotek, The learning company, and Victory computers.

 

In the BYTE lines: Commodore to drop its 16 bit processor and go to the Zilog Z8000? Integrated Software the Key to success (lots of talk about xerox and PARC)? Atari Founder to start Robotics Company? Japan to launch new software development effort....

 

Not much for the Atari but articles on other 8-bits: Vic-20, TRS-80 Model 100, The TRS-80 Color Computer, the fortune 16:32, and the Corvus Computer.

 

Much much more.. This one is choc full of information goodness :)

 

Download it here: BYTE Vol 08-05 1983-05 The Electronic Office

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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Bonus!

 

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First of all thanks for these. This one in particular is giving me issues. It stops at 318 megs.

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The last issue should be 397 megs.. It shows that on my side and the transfer did not have any errors. I just checked the web site and it shows only 333 meg.. I am uploading it again now....

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OK... I finally was able to get a complete upload. The last BYTE magazine (Electronic Office) should be working and complete now. Sorry for the problems..

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