The early 1980s marked the first opportunity to directly engage in the Information Age: home computers entered the market and were enthusiastically embraced by a technophile population. The interaction with these novel machines, situated between bricolage and engineering, was primarily conveyed through guide magazines.
This book contributes to the historicization and archival of that time. Using the first magazine solely dedicated to home computers, published by a German small press, the crucial period between March 1983 and December 1984 is examined. Through analyzing the printed program source codes and the editorial content of the magazine issues, a picture emerges of the initial steps into the digital age in the German-speaking region.
Homecomputer: Zur Technik- und frühen Computerspielkultur anhand einer Zeitschrift der Jahre 1983 und 1984
Homecomputer: Exploring Technology and Early Computer Gaming Culture Through a Magazine from the Years 1983 and 1984
Publishers: #VerlagWernerHülsbusch (Verlag Werner Hülsbusch)
#Magazines (Gaming Magazines)
#VWHGameStudies (VWH Game Studies)