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I want to publish the nine issues of the computer history nostalgia zine "Historically Brewed" into a high quality book. Buy a copy!

My name is David Greelish, computer historian. I once published a "zine" (newsletter / magazine) from 1993 to 1997 called Historically Brewed. It grew to a small, but very respectful 500+ subscribers and was even sold at the Smithsonian and the Computer History Museum in Boston, MA (now in Mountain View, CA). I published nine issues, with a tenth never completed (changing the name to "Classic Computing"). I want to take all of these and publish them into a compilation book, to also include my story within the first fifteen pages or so. Also a basic collector's guide reference. The history and stories of the zines don't age, and the other content from readers and contributors of the time have become interesting history in themselves.

The book will be about 195 pages with a full color cover and color inserts, plus the entire run of issues will be reproduced accurately (some two-color covers).

Please have a look at the entire issue one of Historically Brewed, plus the other issue covers - http://www.classiccomputing.com/hb.html

Issue Contents:

Issue 1 - Computer Trek, The Graphical User Interface, The XEROX Palo Alto Research Center, Book review of "Stan Veit’s History of the Personal Computer", The Altair, Cromemco and the ZALTAIR


Issue 2 - Where’s Lisa Now?, VIC-20 Remembered, The Computer That Cracked the Enigma, more War stories?, Computer History Trivia, Book review of "Hackers", The Coleco Adam and Bill Gates' An Open Letter to Hobbyists


Issue 3 - The Beginnings of the Apple II Retold - Part I, The Art of Computer Collecting, The Computer Generation, Book review of "A Collector’s Guide to Personal Computers" and Tidbits for Collectors


Issue 4 - The Beginnings of the Apple II Retold - Part II, Kaypro Korner - Part I, Calculating Computers, My First Computer and A Problem in the Making


Issue 5 - The Beginnings of the Apple II Retold - Part III, Kaypro Korner - Part II, Atanasoff’s Computer, Book reviews of "The Best of BYTE", "Insanely Great" & "Accidental Empires", Classic Computer Emulators, Computer History Books, Computer Museums and Apple Pie


Issue 6 - MITS’ Final Days, Kaypro Korner - Part III, Canon’s Cat, Baby Blue, Merger Madness, The BREWED Trading Post and Toys R Us Internal Memo


Issue 7 - The DEC PDP-8 Story - Part I, Computin' in the Ol' Days, For The Collector, The Calculating Machine and The BREWED Trading Post


Issue 8 - Computin' in the Ol' Days, The DEC PDP-8 Story - Part II, For The Collector, Intro to Classic Computing and Home Arcade Enthusiast


Issue 9 - Computin' in the Ol' Days, A Talk With THE Creator?!, MITS' 20 Year Reunion, The DEC PDP-8 Story - Part III, The Internet, For The Collector, The Atari 8-Bit, The Beginnings, Remembering Gary Kildall, Home Arcade Enthusiast and Classic Arcades


Each issue also includes - From the Publisher, "HB" Letters, classic computer ads, classifieds, Friends of HCS, cartoons and more.

FAQ

  • Yes, absolutely! Almost 100 copies were pre-sold through Kickstarter, but you can still buy a copy of this First Edition / Special Kickstarter Edition - very limited supplies.

    $26.95 including free shipping in the US (by Media Mail). If you would like faster shipping or are an international purchaser, I will add the additional shipping charge (crediting $3 for Media Mail).

    For now, please email me directly, as an order form / page is in the works. I can only accept PayPal or a postal money order. Thanks, David

    david@classiccomputing.com

    http://www.classiccomputing.com/CC/HB_Book.html

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