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Hello guys,

 

This may be coming too late, but I ran across this forum while looking for the famous "1977 Trinity" quote - I needed to quote it in a university paper and was looking for the particular issue where this was mentioned.

 

I did some more research, looking and nosin' around, and what I found is this: The "1977 trinity" is mentioned on page 100 of the September 1995 issue of the BYTE Magazine, in an article titled "The Most Important Companies", when talking about Commodore's role in the history of personal computing:

"Commodore's role as a personal computing pioneer is sadly overshadowed by its business failures. But along with Apple and Tandy,

it was one of the 1977 trinity: the three companies that brought out ready-to-run PCs."

"The Most Important Companies", in BYTE Magazine, September 1995

 

The article can found here: https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1995-09/1995_09_BYTE_20-09_20_Years#page/n119/mode/2up/search/trinity

 

Hopefully this will help someone in the future :)

Cheers, and have a great day!

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Hello,

 

This is my first post. I'm a very long time programmer who used to read Byte magazine back in the 80s. I'm a COBOL/CICS/MVS guy who transitioned to Visual studio, C#, and SQL.

 

Anyway.. Byte magazine had an article, dedicated to Slim Pickens, called 'The Night of The Hooters.'

 

Would any of you know which issue it was in?

 

Thanks.

 

BTW, I always wanted to be in the 'Famous Programmers School'!

 

Thanks again for any help.

 

Deaf

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You be surprised at how many cut backs there are at a government sponsored research station!! So each magazine we had was 300+ double-sized pages. We also had computer shopper. That was the most absorbent and worked quickly. The byte mags would require a holding period while they absorbed stuff.

 

Besides, the byte magazine paper was pretty soft to begin with, not like a nat geo rag. Though that would be more appropriate. The nat geo probably wouldn't conform to curvature readily.

 

Please though, don't tell us you saved those and will scan them in. :-o

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Hello,

 

This is my first post. I'm a very long time programmer who used to read Byte magazine back in the 80s. I'm a COBOL/CICS/MVS guy who transitioned to Visual studio, C#, and SQL.

 

Anyway.. Byte magazine had an article, dedicated to Slim Pickens, called 'The Night of The Hooters.'

 

Would any of you know which issue it was in?

 

Thanks.

 

BTW, I always wanted to be in the 'Famous Programmers School'!

 

Thanks again for any help.

 

Deaf

Sorry, I vaguely remember that article, but cannot remember (nor can I find) which issue had that article.

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Thanks,

 

I remember reading it long time ago. It might have been one of the 'April Fools' issues (like the Famous Programmers School.)

 

I had a subscription and I know it was in the 1980s, as I programmed on the TI990 Minicomputers and IBM Mainframes back then at the time I read it.

 

Thanks again.

 

Deaf

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Looks like the download and mirror sites are down. Is this still an active project?

 

If you're looking for old BYTE Magazines, the Internet Archive has most if not all of them, indexed and viewable online so you don't have to download them if you just want to flip around. If I were the original poster, I would have uploaded everything to them, because they're very good about backups and preservation.

 

https://archive.org/details/byte-magazine

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Looks like the download and mirror sites are down. Is this still an active project?

Doubt it. The torch falls to the general public.

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The Internet Archive wasn't a thing back then.

 

The Internet Archive started in 1996.

 

Many of these BYTE magazines were uploaded in 2012, possibly by the original poster.

 

The question was, "is this still an active project?"

 

I don't know the answer to that, but if anyone is looking for BYTE magazine, I posted a link to a large collection of them.

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The Internet Archive started in 1996.

 

Many of these BYTE magazines were uploaded in 2012, possibly by the original poster.

 

The question was, "is this still an active project?"

 

I don't know the answer to that, but if anyone is looking for BYTE magazine, I posted a link to a large collection of them.

 

May have been in existence then, but it gestated for a long time and hadn't gained popularity till very recently. As for it being an active project? The OP has stopped scanning many moons ago, so this particular effort is dead.

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Unless I'm missing something, looks like only a very small subset of the Byte issues are in the archive...

 

 

Most issues from the first 13 years are there (1977-1990).

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The OP had fantastic Scans.. Large, but very Nice Quality....

 

 

MarkO

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I'd rather have large scans than over-compressed ones like the crappy Creative Computing scans. Those are not likely to ever be re-done, because... Well.. they're already posted! Fathom that!

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I'd rather have large scans than over-compressed ones like the crappy Creative Computing scans. Those are not likely to ever be re-done, because... Well.. they're already posted! Fathom that!

 

Where can I get the crappy Creative Computing scans? I have none, and that's better than none!!! ???

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Creative Computing (1978-1985)

https://archive.org/details/creativecomputing

 

The Best of Creative Computing Volume 1 (1976)

http://www.atariarchives.org/bcc1/

 

The Best of Creative Computing Volume 2 (1977)

http://www.atariarchives.org/bcc2/

 

The Best of Creative Computing Volume 3 (1980)

http://www.atariarchives.org/bcc3/

 

Creative Computing Video & Arcade Games (1983)

http://www.digitpress.com/library/magazines/ccvag/ccvag.htm

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It has been several years since I've visited this thread. I used to host the 3 http mirrors of the original ftp archive which I manually updated when I had time. I'm actually searching my servers right now for these as I still have the computers but moved hence breaking the links. If I find them, I will see if I have a way of putting them back online.

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I found about 31 of the scans on one of my servers. I will see what else I can come up with for this. I think I have an idea on how to get everything the OP originally scanned back online...stay tuned...

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Scratch that as I only have a subset of what is in the OP first http link, and that link is still active so all these are still online afaik (I didn't try to load one.)

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You still have this? The download link is broken.

Thumpnugget hasn't been on here in years so he isn't going to answer you , unfortunately. Maybe someone else has it.

 

Allan

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Creative Computing (1978-1985)

https://archive.org/details/creativecomputing

 

The Best of Creative Computing Volume 1 (1976)

http://www.atariarchives.org/bcc1/

 

The Best of Creative Computing Volume 2 (1977)

http://www.atariarchives.org/bcc2/

 

The Best of Creative Computing Volume 3 (1980)

http://www.atariarchives.org/bcc3/

 

Creative Computing Video & Arcade Games (1983)

http://www.digitpress.com/library/magazines/ccvag/ccvag.htm

 

Thanks for the links. Creative Computing was such an excellent magazine (up until its crappy final few issues). It's amazing to see just how much great stuff they packed into each issue. Still well-worth browsing today.

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I liked Creative Computing. My mom was an Art Teacher and Librarian at my high school.
When the old issues got thrown out I ended up with the ones I wanted. :D

The biggest drawback was that it didn't have enough programs listed per issue as the machine specific magazines.

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